Manipur hit by 6.7 magnitude earthquake

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Ema Keithel after today's 6.7 megnitude earthquake
Ema Keithel after today’s 6.7 megnitude earthquake

India’s North-East region has been hit by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake today but there was no immediate word on casualties.

The tremor hit at 4.35 am (23.05 GMT Sunday) 33km west-northwest of the city of Imphal, capital of Manipur state, USGS said.

India’s meteorological department said the epicenter of the quake was in Tamenglong region of Manipur state, near the country’s borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The US Geological Survey said the depth of the quake was 55km (34 miles).

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