One dead as 6.8 magnitude quake strikes eastern India

January 4, 2016 2:41 AM

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GUWAHATI, India At least one person was killed and a dozen injured when an earthquake measuring 6.8 struck near Imphal in eastern India on Monday, sending people running from their homes and knocking out power to the city near the Myanmar border.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 57 kms (35 miles) deep and struck 29 kms west of Imphal. It initially reported it had struck inside Myanmar.

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