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At Least 9 Dead After Strong Earthquake Shakes India

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Guwahati, India

Guwahati, India

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook remote northeastern India before dawn Monday near the borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar, killing at least nine people and injuring scores.

Reports say many buildings were damaged.

Residents in the city of Guwahati in Assam state fled into the streets when their houses started shaking and books fell from shelves.

The quake was centered 30 kilometers northwest of the city of Imphal, at a depth of 55 kilometers. It was felt as far away as Kolkata in West Bengal state, 600 kilometers to the southwest and in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, 1,175 kilometers to the south.

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