“The tremor woke me up and I ran out as the ground shook for nearly 20 seconds,” Abe Mero told reporters.
Officials said there were no reports of significant damage or injuries.
Shaking was felt across the Indian states of Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 1:15 a.m. local time about 25 miles east-southeast of Kohima, India at a depth of less than 8 miles.
A slightly stronger quake struck Nagaland’s Pheck district in July.