Earthequake in Chennai, Andaman Earth quake, Chennai earthquake news, Chennai andaman earthquake news

A series of three undersea quakes struck off the Andaman Islands on Friday. Two of them were of high intensity. The earthquakes triggered off fears of another Tsunami. THe impact of the quake was such that buildings shook and there was a power blackout in the Andaman Islands, which forced panic-stricken people out of homes and offices. Though no casualties have been reported but tremors of the quake were felt as far away as the eastern coast at Chennai, where went out of their offices.

The first of the three earthquakes, of magnitude 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at around 5.10 pm around 115 kilometers southwest of Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The epicentre of the Earthquake lay under the sea at a depth of 35 km. The intensity of the earthquake was such that it shook the ground and rattled buildings in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which is already ravaged by earthquakes and tsunami after the tsunami of December 26, 2004.

The second earhquake, which was of moderate intensity (of magnitude 5 on the Richter scale) occurred at 6 pm, while the third one (of magnitude 6.1) was recorded 135 km southwest of Port Blair at around 6.38 pm.


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