Search:



The Web

Rediff








 Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS to 7333

Home > News > Tsunami Strikes > PTI > Report


Minor quake near UP-Uttaranchal border

January 05, 2005 08:49 IST

An earthquake of slight intensity was felt in the wee hours of Wednesday near the Uttar Pradesh-Uttaranchal border, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

The tremor, measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale, occurred at 0244 IST and its epicentre lay at 29.8 degree North Latitude and 77.8 degree East Longitude.

Meanwhile, aftershocks of moderate intensity continued to rock the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, ten days after a massive earthquake off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra triggered giant tsunami waves, which killed nearly 150,000 people in South and Southeast Asia.

A tremor measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale was felt south of Great Nicobar at 2049 IST on Tuesday, IMD said adding another quake of the same magnitude hit the region at 2357 IST.

In the early hours of Wednesday (0038 IST), a tremor measuring 5.2 occurred south of Great Nicobar island.

Still another earthquake was experienced west of Little Andaman island seven minutes later. It was measured at 5.5 on the Richter scale, the department said.


© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Tsunami Strikes: The Complete Coverage

More reports from Andaman and Nicobar

Share your comments




Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article




Related Stories


Aftershocks continue to jolt A&N

Aftershocks continue to rock A&N

Eastern India experiences tremor








Copyright © 2005 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.