At least one person has died and 200 others injured in the panic triggered by an earthquake in Odisha on Wednesday night. The quake, which according to Sapan Kumar Das of India Meteorological Department was of magnitude 5.8, shook many buildings in major parts in Odisha, including Bhubaneswar.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, say news reports.
According to US Geological Survey, the quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles about 68 miles southeast of Misha, Nicobar Islands, in the Indian Ocean.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami alert was announced.
MEMORIES of the 2004 tsunami that hit Andaman islands and Tamil Nadu are still fresh. In a single morning, over 14,000 people died, many went missing and a million lost their livelihood. Reason: they were not warned on time.