2009 Andaman Islands earthquake
|UTC time||2009-08-10 19:55:38|
|Local date||11 August 2009|
|Depth||33.1 kilometres (20.6 mi)|
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe)|
The 2009 Andaman Islands earthquake occurred on August 11 at 19:55 UTC in the Andaman Islands of India. The earthquake magnitude was recorded as 7.5 Mw, and was the strongest in the region since the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The epicentre 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 damage to buildings. At about the same time, the 2009 Shizuoka earthquake affected south Honshū in Japan.
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