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Strong earthquake measuring 6.7 hits near northeast India; 4 dead, over 20 injured

Strong earthquake measuring 6.7 hits near northeast India; 4 dead, over 20 injured
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A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan before dawn on Monday, killing at least four people, injuring 30 others and causing damage to several buildings.

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan before dawn on Monday, killing at least four people, injuring 30 others and causing damage to several buildings.


The death and injuries were caused by falling debris in and around Imphal, police said.

The powerful tremor left large cracks in walls and a portion of a popular market building collapsed in the state capital.

A newly constructed six-story building also collapsed in Imphal, the police control room said.Meteorological Department said the epicenter of the quake was in Tamenglong region of Manipur. It struck before dawn on Monday at a depth of 17 kilometres in the India-Myanmar border region.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 35 kilometres northwest of Imphal.

People panicked and rushed out of their homes in Gawuhati, as they felt massive shaking at least twice within 60 seconds.

In Imphal, residents said furniture was knocked over and books fell off shelves. "The ground swayed for almost a minute, jolting people awake in their homes," said one resident, Apem Arthur.

The area is dotted with small houses. There are few tall buildings in the region, she said.

The tremors were also felt in Kolkata, West Bengal.
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