Wednesday January 9, 2013
5.9 quake hits Myanmar-India border region: USGS
YANGON: A deep 5.9-magnitude quake rattled the India-Myanmar border region early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The quake struck at a depth of 75 kilometres (47 miles), with its epicentre about 90 kilometres (60 miles) from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland in India's northeast.
India's seven northeastern states, joined to the rest of the country by a narrow sliver of land, are located in an area of frequent seismic activity. The border region is remote and sparsely populated on the Myanmar side.
In November a powerful earthquake left more than 20 people dead and destroyed hundreds of buildings in Myanmar's second-biggest city of Mandalay and surrounding villages.-AFP