A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India before dawn on Monday, causing damage to some buildings. Initial reports suggest that 2 persons have died and several others have been injured. There were reports of damage to a popular market in Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The tremor left large cracks in several walls and a portion of the building collapsed, police said.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manipur and other north eastern states affected by the earthquake this morning: Rahul Gandhi
National Crisis Management Committee meeting underway to assess the situation after Manipur earthquake.
Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju to visit Manipur to review situation after the earthquake.
National Crisis Management Committee meeting scheduled to take place at 10:30 am to assess the situation after the earthquake.
Manipur chief minister to visit Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal where injured persons are being treated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh. They discussed the post-earthquake situation in Manipur & Northeast.
Aftershock of 3.6 magnitude hits Manipur.
Update: 5 dead, over 40 people injured in northeast India.
Two NDRF teams comprising 90 members have been rushed to Imphal from Guwahati.
Reports suggest that the number of people who have died in northeast India due to the earthquake has risen to 2, and the number of people injured has risen to 30.
Northeast India is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also spoken with Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a tweet, said that he had spoken to Home Minister Rajnath Singh "who is in Assam, on the situation arising due to the earthquake and asked him to oversee the situation."
Several buildings had been damaged, including the hospital, police said.
Police and disaster response teams in Imphal reported portions of walls, staircases and roofs in some buildings have collapsed.
The US Geological Survey said that the quake, which occurred at 4:35 am, was 57 kilometres (35 miles) deep and struck 29 kilometres west of Imphal.
One person has reportedly died in Manipur's capital, Imphal and over 20 people are injured.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has struck northeast India and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan in the early hours of the morning today.