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Moderate quake jolts Nicobar Islands

NEW DELHI: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Nicobar islands Wednesday afternoon, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official here said. The tembl

Published: 25th April 2012 02:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:44 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted the Nicobar islands Wednesday afternoon, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official here said.

The temblor struck at 1.12 p.m. Wednesday, an IMD official from the seismology department said.

"The earthquake was of moderate intensity measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. It occurred in the Nicobar islands region," the official added.



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