On 21 May 2014, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred within the Bay of Bengal at 16:21:54 UTC. This event, with latitude 18.2046° N, longitude 88.0298° E, and a depth of 47 km (U.S. Geological Survey [USGS], 2014), is an unusually strong earthquake in a region of relatively low seismicity. The region is bordered by the tectonically active Burma and Andaman arcs to the east (Curray, 2005) and a nascent, diffuse plate boundary zone separating the Indian plate from the Australian plate in the south (Rao and Kumar, 1996). On the western and northern...

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