Andaman Islands “ M 5.4 “ Moderate earthquake near the coast of Northern Andaman

Earthquake Report comment :
The earthquake occurred in the Bay of Bengal only 10 km out of the coast of the northern part of the Andaman Islands. North Andaman experiences fairly frequent large earthquakes and suffered inundation from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami.

North Andaman Island is the northernmost island of Great Andaman of the Andaman Islands, with an area of 1376 km². The main town on the island is Diglipur. Known for its marine life, the island's main industries are rice and orange-growing. The island is home to the highest point in the archipelago, Saddle Peak at 738 metres. (Source : Wikipedia)

Most important Earthquake Data:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 03:51:44 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 32 km
Geo-location(s) :
205 km (130 miles) N of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map

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