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M6.3 Miroe Island Aftershock

Date:

24 January 2005

Epicentre:

SW of  Miroe Island, Nicobars

Time:

04:16:48 UTC (09:46:48 IST)  

Latitude:

07.375 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

93.453 E (NEIC)

Depth:

25.0 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

Mw 6.3 (HRV), 6.2 (NEIC).

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A strong earthquake struck the Nicobar Islands on 24 January 2005. It had a magnitude of Mw=6.3 and was felt in the Nicobar Islands and in adjoining parts of Sumatra. This earthquake is an aftershock to the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake on 26 December 2004.

The earthquake was centred 17.4 kms SW of Miroe Island (Nicobar Islands), India,
or 25.5 kms WNW of Edinburgh Point (Little Nicobar Island), India,
or 62.9 kms SSW of West Bay (Katchall Island), India,
or 65.9 kms NW of Campbell Bay (Great Nicobar Island), India,

or 213 kms SSW of Malacca (Car Nicobar Island), India,
or 290 kms NW of Banda Aceh (Aceh, Sumatra), Indonesia.

Felt at Campbell Bay on Great Nicobar Island, rattling buildings and sending people out into the open. Also felt at Banda Aceh, where it rattled houses and sent people running outdoors. Mild tremors were also experienced in high-rise buildings in north Chennai and at Adyar, Santhome and Triplicane areas of the city. Shocks were also felt aboard ships near the Nicobar Islands.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02)
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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