The 2009 Andaman Islands earthquake occurred on August 11, 2009, at 01:25 am local time (August 10, 19:55 UTC) in the Andaman Islands of India. The earthquake magnitude was recorded as 7.5 Mw, and was the strongest earthquake in the region since the 2004 earthquake. The epicenter was 260 km north of Port Blair, and tremors were felt in south-east India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Thailand. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch to India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand, but it was later lifted. No casualties or injuries were reported, although there were complaints about minor damages to buildings. At about the same time as this earthquake, there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 Mw in Japan.