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Quake hits India’s Andaman islands, revives fears

Some Andaman and Nicobar islands residents fled their homes on Saturday when an earthquake rocked the Indian archipelago, reviving fears of the 2004 tsunami that hit the region, witnesses said. A meteorological official said there was no risk of tsunami from Saturday’s earthquake. The Indian Meteorological Department in New Delhi said the quake, which measured 5.9 on the Richter scale, hit at 1:20 a.m. (1950 GMT on Friday). The epicentre was near Hut Bay, 116 km (72 miles) south of the capital Port Blair. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was a magnitude 6.1. Full Story

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