A moderate earthquake hit the Andaman Islands early on Saturday, the Met department said here.

The tremor measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale shook the islands at 01.10 hrs.

There was no immediate report of any damage due to the quake, the officials said. This is the third earthquake in this week to hit the Andaman Islands.

A moderate tremor hit the islands on Thursday, while a high-intensity earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the islands along with many cities in southern and eastern India on August 11.

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