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Strong Quake Strikes Andaman Islands

Posted by feww on March 31, 2010

Strong Earthquake Measuring up to 6.9Mw Strikes Andaman Islands, India Region

The earthquake struck about 220km north of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India. The epicenter was located at 13.66ºN, 92.86ºE and the shock occurred at a depth of about 40 km on March 30, 2010 at 16:54:48UTC, EMSC reported.

Tsunami Evaluation
There was no threat of a widespread, destructive tsunami; however, local tsunamis  may have been generated in coastal areas within a 100km radius of the epicenter, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Earthquake Location Map. Click image to enlarge.

Earthquake Location Map. Global View.


  • 222 km N Port blair (pop 112,050)
  • 341 km SW Labutta (pop 41,769 )
  • 218 km N Bombuflat (pop 7,410)

The above image indicates the location, year and number of fatalities (in parenthesis) for earthquakes in India in the past 200 years (From Bilham and Gaur, 2000). Source: CIRES. Colorado University. Click image to enlarge.

Historic Earthquakes (India)

Indian Ocean

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