5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman Islands region

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5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman Islands region

The 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Andaman Islands region at around 5 pm today.

An earthquake struck Andaman Islands region today (March 23).

A medium intensity earthquake shook Andaman and Nicobar Islands today, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

The quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit the island region at around 5 pm, the NCS said.

The epicentre of the quake, at a depth of around 60 km, was located at latitude 14.0 degrees North and longitude 93.1 degrees East, it said.

It is being reported that the earthquake affected India and Myanmar.

India Meteorological Department wrote on Twitter, "Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred on 23-03-2019, 17:09:08 IST, Lat: 14.0 N & Long: 93.1 E, Depth: 60 Km, Region: Andaman Islands Region."

On March 20, another earthquake of 4.9 magnitude hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

(Inputs from PTI)