Quake of 6.4 magnitude rocks eastern India

An earthquake measuring 6.4 rocked India's eastern state of Manipur on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Quake of 6.4 magnitude rocks eastern India

An earthquake measuring 6.4 rocked India's northeastern state of Manipur on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but Indian officials said there were no initial reports of damage.The epicentre was 30 miles north northwest of Manipur's capital Imphal, near the border with Myanmar. The depth of the quake was 55.2 miles (88.3 km).

"It happened at 7.24 p.m. local time (1354 GMT), but we don't have any reports of any damage at the moment," said A.K. Shukla, a scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department.

Witnesses in Imphal told Reuters by phone that people ran out of their homes and there was a blackout in the city.

Local disaster management teams were checking for damage to homes, bridges and dams in the remote, mountainous region.

Reuters

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