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Earthquake tremors in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, magnitude 4.3 on Richter scale

Earthquake In Andaman and Nicobar: Earthquake tremors were felt in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the early hours of today (November 10). An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 struck at around 2:29 am on November 10, 253 km south-east of the island’s Port Blair. The National Center for Seismology said that the depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.

Earlier on the late night of 8 November, strong tremors of earthquake were felt in many places in India. In the neighboring country of Nepal’s Doti, 6 people died due to earthquake. Earthquake tremors were felt in many cities of Delhi, UP, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir in India. The epicenter of the earthquake was Nepal. The tremors of the strongest 6.3 magnitude earthquake were also felt near Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, adjacent to the Nepal border.

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Earthquake in Andaman and Nicobar

Talking about Andaman and Nicobar, tremors of earthquake were felt here on September 2 and 3, whose intensity was measured at 4.9 and 4.4 respectively on the Richter scale. After this earthquake tremors were felt here on 24 September. The magnitude of the earthquake in the island region was measured at 6.1 on the Richter scale. The tremors of the earthquake were strong but, it did not cause any damage.

Why does earthquake happen?

The upper surface of the Earth is made up of tectonic plates. Wherever these plates collide with each other, there is a danger of earthquake. An earthquake occurs when these plates try to penetrate each other’s area. When the plates rub against each other, immense energy is released from it. Due to that friction or friction, the earth above starts to shake, sometimes the earth bursts. Sometimes for weeks, sometimes for many months, this energy comes out continuously and due to this earthquakes occur.

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