CORRECTED-Earthquake measuring 5.7 strikes northern India - USGS

Wed May 1, 2013 4:42am EDT

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(Corrects day, location of quake)

SYDNEY May 1 (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck in northern India on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was only 10 km (six miles) deep and struck at 6:57 GMT, 17 km (10 miles) northeast of Bhadarwah in India, said the USGS. Powerful, shallow quakes are capable of causing extensive damage. (Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Paul Tait)


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