Latest Andaman and Nicobar Islands Stories

2005-07-24 12:42:48

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - India's Andaman and Nicobar islands are not in danger of a tsunami after an earthquake hit the area on Sunday, the island chain's top federal administrator said. "We have got reports from all inhabited islands through the police and there has been no casualties or damage," federal top administrator Ram Kapse told Reuters. "There has been no tsunami alert." The U.S. Geological Survey earlier said the quake measuring 7.0 struck at 1542 GMT. It said the danger of...

2005-07-24 13:20:48

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 a senior official said he saw no danger of new killer waves hitting the Indian Ocean archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit the area off India's eastern coast at 1542 GMT measuring 7.0, and initially urged authorities near its epicenter to be aware of the risk of local tsunamis. But it also said on its web site that...

2005-07-24 12:08:40

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of 7.2 magnitude shook India's Andaman and Nicobar islands on Sunday causing residents of the region to run from their homes, but there were no early reports of casualties or damage, police said. "The quake was felt in all the islands of the Andaman and Nicobar chain," a police official told Reuters, referring to the more than 550 islands in the remote Indian Ocean archipelago that was devastated by last year's tsunami. In the capital Port...

2005-05-19 19:52:14

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) -- Two primitive tribes in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands are believed to be direct descendants of the first humans who migrated from Africa at least 50,000 years ago, according to a study by Indian biologists. A team of biologists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad studied the DNA of 10 Onge and Great Andamanese people in the Indian Ocean archipelago who lived for tens of thousands of years in "genetic...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.