August 13, 2006

Moderate quake jolts northeast India, no damage

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake shook areas
along India's northeastern border with Bangladesh early on
Sunday, but there were no reports of damage or casualties, the
Indian Meteorological Department said.

Officials said the 5.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:16
a.m. (2046 GMT), with the epicentre in Karimganj district --
300 km (185 miles) south of Guwahati, the main city in the
northeastern Indian state of Assam.

(Additional reporting by Biswajyoti Das in GUWAHATI)