9 tremors jolt Andaman&Nicobar islands within 2 hours

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In a shocking instance, nine earthquakes of a medium intensity, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday morning.

The National Centre for Seismology reported that all earthquakes had occurred in a span of two hours.

The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later. The last jolt was recorded at 6.54 AM with a magnitude of 5.2, it said.

The Andaman and the Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

It is also not unusual for the islands to witness more than two-three quakes a day.

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