Earthquake hits North-East India, Myanmar

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Guwahati, Jul 15: An earthquake shook North-East India in the wee hours of Sunday, Jul 15. According to US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was measured 5.6 on the Richter scale.

The quake first hit the India-Myanmar border and surrounding area around 1:25 am on Sunday. The epicentre of the earthquake has been located 43 km away from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.

However, contradicting with USGS, India Meteorological Department (IMD) claimed that it was a quake of 5.5 magnitude.

Meanwhile, Chinese channel Xinhua reported that the epicentre had the depth of 6.5 km. According to media reports, it was determined to be at 25.4 degrees north latitude and 94.4 degrees east longitude.

No casualties and major damages have been reported so far.

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