7.5 magnitude quake hits India’s Nicobar Islands
admin on June 13, 2010
India was rocked by an earthquake that had a 7.5 magnitude early Sunday in the Indian Ocean west of India’s Nicobar Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit at 1:26 am local time at a depth of 35 kilometres with the epicenter around 160 kilometres west of India’s Nicobar Islands.
People in dread rushed out of their houses at Gopalapuram, Kodambakkam, Porur, Thiruvanmiyur, Anna Nagar. Police said no casualty or damage to property were reported. Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami watch for all areas of the Indian Ocean after the quake.