A moderate earthquake hit the Andaman Islands on Friday, the Met department said in New Delhi. The tremor measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale shook the islands at 0110 hrs. There was no immediate report of any damage due to the quake, met officials said. This is the third earthquake in this week to hit the Andaman Islands.
A moderate tremor hit the islands on Thursday, while a high-intensity earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the islands along with many cities in southern and eastern India on August 11.