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5.8 quake strikes between Andaman Islands and Myanmar

A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands at 7:41pm (1341 GMT) on Thursday (July 31), the US Geological Survey said.

NEW DELHI: A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the Andaman Islands on Thursday (July 31), the US Geological Survey said. The agency said the quake struck at 7:41pm (1341 GMT) in the Bay of Bengal between Myanmar's western coastline and the Andaman Islands at a depth of 10 kilometres.

There were no immediate reports of damage. The India Met Office said no tsunami warning was issued after the quake.

USGS said the quake's epicentre lay 284 kilometres (176 miles) east of Port Blair and 365 kilometres west of Myeik, the nearest major city in Myanmar.

The region lies on the Sunda megathrust, an intensely seismic area of the world where quakes are a common occurrence.

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