Five 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.
He added that there was some damage to residential and government buildings in Imphal.
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. (Read more from “Devastating: Massive Earthquake Shakes India” HERE)