It’s no more a shock when you hear Andaman and the Nicobar island chain got hit by an earthquake, which is prone to a natural disaster. In recent news, 9 medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, struck Andaman and Nicobar Islands Monday morning in two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology.
The first jerk with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 AM, after another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later. The last jolt was recorded at 6.54 am with a magnitude of 5.2, the centre added.
When there is an immediate jerking of the ground, there would obviously be great destruction of the masses due to movements within the earth’s crust or volcanic action. Countless people on this island have died due to this disaster. It is not advisable for the travellers to visit these islands at this time.
Andaman and Nicobar Nightmare in 2004
As per official estimates in India, 10,136 people died and hundreds of thousands made homeless when an intense tsunami activated by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake near the Indonesian island of Sumatra struck the southern coast on 26 December 2004. The earthquake registered 9.1–9.3 Magnitude, in what was the largest ever in five decades.
Till now, even scientists have not been able to predict earthquakes in advance. Also, many modern techniques but none of them worked. If there is any such technique or technology was available, many lives would have been saved in the first place.