On Saturday, a powerful 7.5-magntiude earthquake struck India in the Nicobar Islands, according to the United States Geological Survey
. No aftershock has yet been reported but earthquakes of this size tend to set off large numbers of quakes.
The earthquake was located 95 miles west of Mohean in the Nicobar Islands and 1,720 miles southeast of New Delhi. The earthquake’s depth was measured at 21.7 miles.
The BBC News
reports that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for India before issuing one for the Indian Ocean.
“A destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data,” said the tsunami center.