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Overnight Quake Awakens East India Residents July 20, 2012
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Residents along the India-Burma border were jolted out of bed in the early morning hours of July 15 by a 5.6 magnitude temblor centered beneath the far eastern Indian state of Nagaland.

“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.