"Earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has hit Andaman region at 2.29 p.m.," an IMD official said. READ MORE: Nepal quake toll passes 6,200; USD 2 billion needed for reconstruction ALSO READ: Over 100 aftershocks since Saturday strike fear in Nepal
The depth of the earthquake was measured as 10 km, said the IMD in a statement. Officials said there were no immediate reports of damage to property or loss of life.
The tremors in Andaman region come within a week of the massive quake that hit Nepal and some parts of India on April 25.
Recently, massive earthquake rattled Nepal and Northern India. Over 100 aftershocks have been felt the calamity-struck country since Saturday, prompting thousands to flee Kathmandu and forcing many to live outdoors.
Nepal was devastated by a massive earthquake on Saturday, killing over 6,000 people. People are now leaving Kathmandu everyday and thousands of people are living in open spaces fearing another quake.
An UN agency said that over 5,00,000 houses were either fully or partially damaged in the capital due to the quake. People are now afraid of returning to their homes that have developed cracks.
They are concerned that even a minor quake could lead to a collapse of their home.
Life is not coming fully back to normal as markets are not opening, schools are shut and government and private offices have not resumed their work.
The latest aftershock was recorded on Thursday at 6.22 am. Its epicenter was Lamjung district, around 200 km west from Kathmandu and measured 4.7 on the Richter scale.
Dilliram Tiwari, a seismologist, said that a quake below 6 on the Richter scale is not that dangerous. "These types of tremor can be felt after a major quake, so people should not panic," he added.
"Earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale has hit Andaman region at 2.29 p.m.," an IMD official said.
READ MORE: Nepal quake toll passes 6,200; USD 2 billion needed for reconstruction
ALSO READ: Over 100 aftershocks since Saturday strike fear in Nepal