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2008-08-11 12:05:00

Strong quake rocks Andaman Islands HONG KONG, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- A strong earthquake measuring 6. 0 on the Richter scale struck Andaman Islands, Indian Ocean, at 0845 GMT Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory said in a bulletin released here. The epicenter was initially determined by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11.0 degrees north latitude and 91.8 degrees east longitude, about 130 kilometers southwest of Port Blair, Andaman Islands. There has been no immediate casualty report. (c) 2008...

2008-06-27 12:02:23

An undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck near India's Andaman islands in the Indian Ocean Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was centered about 70 miles southwest of Port Blair, the archipelago's civilian administrator said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. Residents fled their homes as the quake triggered panic and brought back fears of a repeat of the devastating tsunami that flooded the isolated chain four years ago, officials...

2006-08-31 02:47:56

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A group of children clamber curiously over their new toy, a power tiller that sits otherwise unused by the side of a dirt road in a coconut palm-fringed village. Hundreds of power tillers, sometimes known as walking tractors, have been sent to India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands in the wake of the 2004 Asian tsunami. But tribal leaders, farmers and activists say the Indian government has simply been wasting its money as they don't know what to do...

2006-02-06 09:17:23

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Members of one of the world's most primitive and isolated tribes have killed two fishermen who strayed on to their island in India's Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, a senior government official said on Monday. Coast guards spotted two bodies buried in sand last month on North Sentinel Island, 40 km (25 miles) west of the island chain's capital, Port Blair, said chief administrator D. S. Negi. A group of about 20 Sentinelese tribes people were surrounding them,...

2006-02-04 00:45:12

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 hit India's Andaman islands early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but a senior official said there was no damage. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 45 km (30 miles) northwest of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, it said on its Web site (www.earthquake.usgs.gov). It struck at 2034 GMT. An Indian weather office official said the earthquake measured 5.9. It woke people from...

2006-01-16 08:35:50

Please delete in eighth paragraph ... At the moment, even private domestic carriers do not fly there ... By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Foreign tourists could soon be boarding direct flights to India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands in a move officials hope will provide a major boost to communities hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Most visitors have so far been Indians keen to see the most far-flung outpost of their country, which borders Indonesia. Travel is...

2006-01-16 08:41:48

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Foreign tourists could soon be boarding direct flights to India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands in a move officials hope will provide a major boost to communities hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Most visitors have so far been Indians keen to see the most far-flung outpost of their country, which borders Indonesia. Travel is expensive and time consuming, with a one-way flight from Delhi to the islands' capital, Port Blair, costing...

2005-08-03 08:44:23

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - Environmentalists have slammed a tourism deal by India's tsunami-hit Andaman islands with Thailand, saying such a move would destroy its fragile ecology and encourage the sex trade. The Dec. 26 tsunami killed thousands of people on India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands, caused massive environmental damage and decimated the small tourism industry in the rain forest-covered islands ringed by coral reefs. In a move to breathe new life into the shattered...

2005-07-24 23:33:35

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake that hit India's Andaman and Nicobar islands at the weekend has shaken the confidence of people in the remote chain, although it caused no damage or casualties, residents said on Monday. Sunday's 7.0 earthquake in the Andamans, which came seven months after the 9.15 earthquake that caused the killer tsunami, led to a tsunami warning in Thailand, but that was soon withdrawn. There have been 345 aftershocks of the Dec. 26 tremor which have...

2005-07-24 15:00:34

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, devastated by last year's tsunami, were shaken by a strong quake on Sunday but officials said there was no danger of new killer waves hitting the Indian Ocean archipelago. Thailand exercised caution and declared a tsunami alert but canceled it less than 90 minutes later, while Indian officials said there was no danger of a huge wave like the one that hit last December. "There is no tsunami warning from the Indian side,"...


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'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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