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Nicobar tremors total 17 in less than 24 hours

Nicobar tremors total 17 in less than 24 hours

PHUKET: The series of underwater earthquakes off the coast of the Nicobar Islands, some 600km northeast of Phuket have continued since yesterday, with officials so far recognising 17 tremors in less than 24 hours.

Safetydisasters
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 11:32AM


PhuketSOS has reported 17 tremors off NIcobar Islands within the past 24 hours. Image: PhuketSOS

PhuketSOS has reported 17 tremors off NIcobar Islands within the past 24 hours. Image: PhuketSOS

The series began with a 4.7-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 10km off the coast of the Nicobar Islands, about 540km northwest of Phuket, at 12:35pm yesterday (July 4), reports the non-government Phuket Earthquake Monitoring and Surveillance Center, which also goes by the name ‘Phuket SOS’ (see here).

The next earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.9, also struck at a depth of 10km off the coast of the Nicobar Islands, about 550km northwest of Phuket, at 3:02pm yesterday.

A third tremor, also at 3:02pm yesterday, occurred with a strength of 4.9M, striking at a depth 10km some 550km from Phuket.

Internal - Phuket News TV

Since then, another 14 tremors have occurred, as follows:
4 - 3:36pm 5.0M, depth 97km, 520km from Phuket
5 - 4:07pm, 5.4M, depth 40km, 530km from Phuket
6 - 4:32pm, 4.7M, depth 10km, 510km, from Phuket
7 - 4:55pm, 4.9M, depth 10km, 530km from Phuket
8 - 5:09pm, 4.5M, depth 10km, 510km from Phuket
9 - 6:48pm, 4.9M, depth 82km, 530km from Phuket
10 - 7:20pm, 4.6M, depth 10km, 510km from Phuket
11 - 4.5M, depth 10km, 500 km from Phuket

Today (July 5)
12 - 00:31am, 4.8M, depth 10km, 530km from Phuket
13 - 4:03am, 5.0M, depth 10km, 525km from Phuket
14 - 6:15am, 4.6M, depth 10km, 515km from Phuket
15 - 7:27am, 5.1M, depth 10km, 600km from Phuket
16 - 7:27am, 5.2M, depth 282km, 400km from Phuket
17 - 9:34am, 4.8M, depth 10km, 530km from Phuket

DDPM officers are aware of and monitoring the situation.

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