An earthquake of MS = 6.3 occurred on 20 January 1982 near the east coast of Great Nicobar Island (in the Bay of Bengal), India and caused great panic among the inhabitants. Ground Fissures and damage to civil engineering structures was also caused. A study comprised of the recording of aftershocks and their migration, the preparation of an isoseismal map, and the compilation of other damage data is presented. Some recommendations have been made to permit suitable safeguards in future development.

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