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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,"...

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...

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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...