5.4 magnitude Earthquake Hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

5.4 magnitude quake on the Richter Scale hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Tuesday night,  reported United States Geological Survey (USGS) which is considered to be strong.  There is no loss of life, injuries or property has been reported as of now.

The quake hit 162 kilometres south-west of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The Andaman and Nicobar islands fall into the “Very Severe Intensity” seismic zone, the fifth in a rubric defined by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit the islands on March 14.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/earthquake-andaman-and-nicobar-islands-port-blair-usgs/1/1041718.html