Strong earthquake hits India's Andaman Islands

June 27, 2008 6:05:05 AM PDT
The Indian Meteorological Department says a 6.7-magnitude earthquake has stuck the Andaman Islands off the east coast of India. The office said the undersea quake struck at 5:40 p.m. Friday.

A police officer in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman Islands, said the quake shook the islands causing panic among people.

S. M. Tiwari said there were no reports immediate reports of damage of injuries and that no tsunami alert had been issued.

The remote islands were among the many areas devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.