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Magnitude 6 quake jolts Nicobar Islands

Magnitude 6 quake jolts Nicobar Islands
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Port Blair: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismically active Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

There was no report of loss of life or damage to property.

The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and its epicentre was Nicobar Islands region, the NCS, an institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) tracking seismological activities, said.

No tsunami alert was issued as sea levels around the Andaman Nicobar archipelago showed no major rise, said SPS Shenoi, Director, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

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