6.7-magnitude earthquake hits India

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The temblor, which hit at 4.35 AM local time (7:05 PM ET), was centered in an isolated area.

Nine people died in a magnitude-6.7 earthquake that occurred Monday morning in northeastern India, 29 kilometers (18 miles) west of the city of Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A further 33 have been reported injured, home ministry spokesman Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia told CNN.

The temblor, which hit at 4.35 AM local time (7:05 PM ET), was centered in an isolated area. Imphal itself has a population of more than 250,000. Emergency crews from a variety of agencies responded quickly to provide relief and rescue, Dhatwalia said.

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