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5.9 earth quake hits Myanmar-India border region: USGS

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 16:40
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A strong 5.9-magnitude earth quake rattled the India-Myanmar border region early today, the US Geological Survey said.

The earth quake hit at a depth of 75 kms (47 mls), with its epicentre about 90 kms (60 miles) from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland in India’s northeast.

There were no instant reports of any damage or deaths.

India’s 7 northeastern states, joined to the rest of the country by a narrow sliver of land, are based in an area of frequent seismic activity. The border region is remote and sparsely populated on the Myanmar side.

In November a strong quake left over 20 people lifeless and ruined countless houses in Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay and surrounding towns.

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