Earthquake recorded near Indian island group

The Nicobar Islands lie near the coast of Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Credit: Google Maps

An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale has been recorded off the Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

The islands, which belong to India, lie close to the coast of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia and were part of the area devastated by a massive tsunami in 2004.