Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India at 14:03 UTC (20:03 LT) on July 17, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M5.7 at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles).

The epicenter was located 236.1 km (146.4 mi) E of Port Blair, India, and 407.0 km (252.4 mi) W of Myeik, Myanmar.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

The quake was preceded by M4.8 at 05:01 UTC today, M4.6 at 05:37 UTC, and M6.1 at 13:29 UTC.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

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