An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted Nicobar Islands on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported. The quake occurred at around 5:40 am in the morning hours, with its depth registered at 10 km.
According to NCS, its epicenter was found at Latitude: 9.32 and Longitude: 94.03
As of the time of reporting, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage in the region. Local authorities are closely monitoring the situation, and residents are advised to follow safety protocols and stay updated through official channels.
The Nicobar Islands, located in a seismically active zone, frequently experience earthquakes. However, the timely dissemination of information and adherence to safety guidelines help in minimizing the risk to life and property.
Further updates and information on the situation will be made available as they emerge.