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Quake jolts India-Myanmar border

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the India-Myanmar border region early Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

world Updated: Jul 16, 2012 08:01 IST

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the India-Myanmar border region early Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake occurred at 1:25 am Sunday, 43 km east-south-east of Kohima, capital of India's Nagaland state. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) put the magnitude at 5.5.

According to Xinhua, the epicentre, with at a depth of 6.5 km, was determined to be at 25.4 degrees north latitude and 94.4 degrees east longitude.