4.9 magnitude earthquake strikes the Andaman Sea

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An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale struck near the Andaman Sea in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, the National Seismological Center (NCS) said on January 31.

According to the NCS, the quake occurred around 3:40 am.

The depth of the earthquake was 77 km, according to the NCS.

“Earthquake magnitude: 4.9, occurred on 01-31-2023, 00:15:40 IST, latitude: 12.60, longitude: 93.42, depth: 77 km, location: Andaman Sea, India”, NCS said in a tweet.

On January 30, a magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck Leh, Ladakh. The earthquake occurred around 22:37 and the depth of the earthquake was 44 km.

Earlier on January 24, strong tremors were felt in parts of Delhi and the National Capital area. The tremors lasted for at least 15 seconds and people were seen running from their homes and offices.

According to the National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of the quake was centered in Nepal.

“Earthquake magnitude: 5.8, occurred on 24-01-2023, 14:28:31 IST, latitude: 29.41 and longitude: 81.68, depth: 10 km, location: Nepal,” the NCS said.

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