India’s Nicobar Islands were struck by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake at
1:26 a.m. local time.
A Tsunami advisory has been issued by the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia.
There are no damage or injury reports available at this time.

Indian Ocean Earthquake: Magnitude 7.5 Strikes Nicobar Islands

The epicenter of the quake was roughly 95 miles west of Mohean and over 1700 miles SE of New Delhi.
The temblor was 710 miles SW of Bangkok and a mere 275 miles W-NW of Banda Aceh in Indonesia’s Sumatra, which has seen more than it’s share of dangerous quakes.
Today’s earthquake had a depth of 21.7 miles and was intitially reported as a 7.7 magnitude.

There are reports the quake was felt as far away as Chennai, located on the Indian mainland.

Indonesia’s Sumatra was devastated by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake on December 26, 2004. An estimated 226,000 souls lost their lives in the hours that followed.

Details from USGS

Magnitude 7.5

* Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 19:26:50 UTC
* Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 01:26:50 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 7.748°N, 91.938°E
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Distances 155 km (95 miles) W of Mohean, Nicobar Islands, India
440 km (275 miles) SSW of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India
1155 km (710 miles) SW of BANGKOK, Thailand
2775 km (1720 miles) SE of NEW DELHI, Delhi, India
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.4 km (4.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=110, Nph=110, Dmin=619.7 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8


Event ID us2010xkbv

* This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

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