Moderate intensity quake jolts Nicobar islands

Great Nicobar Island
Great Nicobar Island

Port Blair: An earthquake of moderate intensity shook the Andaman and Nicobar Islands today.

The quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit the Nicobar Islands region around 5pm, a statement from the Indian Meteorological Department said.

The epicentre of the quake, at a depth of around 10 km, was located at latitude 8.6 degree North and longitude 92.4 degree East.

The tremor was also felt in other islands of the region.