At least nine have been killed and close to 200 injured after a powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the eastern Indian state of Manipur, close to the border with Myanmar, according to initial reports coming from the region. The quake was 55 kilometers (34 miles) deep and centered 29 kilometers west of Imphal, the capital city of the Manipur state, the US Geological Survey has reported.
The USGS later revised the quake’s magnitude down from 6.8 to 6.7. India’s ANI agency first reported that at least six people had been killed in Manipur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has been tweeting updates on his meetings with officials, adding that he is closely monitoring the situation in the north-east. In Imphal, at least four people have been killed and another 100 injured by falling debris, AP quoted local police as saying. FULL REPORT