Earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar islands

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 February 2019, 06:46 AM
No damage to life or property has been reported as of now.
No damage to life or property has been reported as of now.

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit the Nicobar islands on Thursday morning. The depth of the quake was 94 km as reported by IMD. The epicentre is said to be Banda Aceh City in Indonesia. No damage to life or property has been reported as of now.

On February 13, an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale had hit Andaman Islands region. The India Metrological Department, in a tweet, said the earthquake occurred at 1:51 am. The earthquake was at 10km depth in the Andaman Islands region.

Tremors were felt in Chennai and several other parts of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday morning as an earthquake measuring 5.1 on Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal.

On February 10, a mild earthquake occurred on the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh. The earthquake measured 5.2 on the Ritcher scale.

The India Metrological Department said the earthquake occurred at 8:52 am and had a depth of 10km. No damage has been reported so far.

New age earthquake forecasting website Ditrianum, run by researcher Frank Hoogerbeets, had predicted that a planetary alignment within the solar system on January 29 and 30 will cause widespread destruction Earth as it will trigger major quakes in the second two weeks of February. This is because the “positions of Uranus and Neptune: are tugging on the Earth’s tectonic plates, increasing tension which will eventually be unleashed, said the researcher. According to a report by Express, Mars is moving in line with Uranus and Neptune on either side of our planet, causing a gravitational tug-of-war in our galactic neighbourhood.

“During the first two weeks of February, Mars is moving into phase with Uranus and Neptune, taking over from Jupiter,” Ditrianum reported.

Hoogerbeets gave no indication as to when or where the earthquakes may strike. He, however, urged everyone to be on high alert.
The Dutch researcher reached his conclusion using his Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI, which is described as “the computation of a dataset for a specific time-frame of values given to specific geometric positions of the planets, the Moon and the Sun”, the Express report added.

First Published: Thursday, February 28, 2019 06:33 AM
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