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8 Earthquakes Jolt Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Eight earthquakes, including two major ones, struck the Andaman and Nicobar islands in a span of eight hours on Sunday. The measures were around five or more on the Richter Scale.

According to the Seismology Division of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the first earthquake occurred at 4:12 PM measuring 5.2, followed by another earthquake 11 minutes later measuring 5.

All earthquakes were recorded at a depth of 35-60 kms.

The area around the Andaman and Nicobar islands and the Indonesian archipelago is known to be a high seismic zone and often records tremors.

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