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Earthquake Shakes India-Burma Border

16 July 2012

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook the India-Burma border area early on Sunday, claims the US Geological Survey (USGS). The tremor occurred at 1.25 am local time, 43 km southeast of India’s Nagaland state capital Kohima. The epicenter was put at 25.4 degrees north and 94.4 degrees east at a depth of 6.5 km, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. There were no immediate reports of extensive damage or casualties.