5 magnitude earthquake struck off India's Andaman and Nicobar Island
archipelago on Friday, the country's Metereological Department reported.
The airport, commonly known as the Port Blair Airport, located 2 km south of Port Blair, is the main airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Vivek Rae, the chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
, said on Sunday afternoon that the tremors were still being felt across the Union Territory.
The cluster of more than 550 Andaman and Nicobar islands
, of which only about three dozen are inhabited, are home to six tribes of Mongoloid and African origin, who have lived there for thousands of years.
The estimated annual incidence of acute diarrhea per 100,000 children in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
was 609 in 2001, 580 in 2002, 595 in 2003, 601 in 2004, 571 in 2005, 370 in 2006, and 420 in 2007.
The Press Trust of India reported that the disaster-hit Andaman and Nicobar islands
were jolted by a series of moderate intensity aftershocks.
THE primitive tribes of the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands
yesterday faced up to the full horror of the tragedy.
Mukherjee said the Andaman and Nicobar islands
have the potential to be a spring board for India's engagement with South East Asia and the Pacific region.
Under its influence rainfall at many places with isolated heavy rainfall would occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands
during next 48 hours.
Almost 7,000 inhabitants of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
have already been confirmed as dead or missing in the catastrophe.
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