A massive magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck India's Andaman Islands on Monday, triggering a tsunami warning for India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report.

The USGS said that the quake struck at a depth of 33 kilometers (21 miles) at about 1:55 a.m. local time and was centered 160 miles north of Port Blair in the Andaman Islands.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for parts of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh.

A magnitude 9.1 quake hit the coast of Aceh in northern Sumatra in December 2004.

It triggered a tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean, leaving more than 229,000 dead or missing from Southeast Asia to eastern Africa.