Moderate quake recorded off east coast of Nicobar Islands

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New Delhi, October 17, 2010

An earthquake of moderate intensity, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, was recorded off the east coast of Nicobar Islands in the early hours of today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

A bulletin from the IMD said the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 6.8 degrees North and longitude 94.5 degrees East, occurred at 1.21 am today at a depth of 94 km.