Two moderate earthquake hits Mizoram; PM takes stock; No casualties reported


NET News Desk

An earthquake of 5.3 hit Mizoram at 4:10 am on Monday. The depth of the quake was 20 km while the epicentre are 23.22 (latitude) and 93.24 (longitude).

“Earthquake of magnitude:5.3; Occurred on 22-06-2020, 04:10:52 IST; Lat: 23.22 and Long: 93.24; Depth: 20 Km; Location: 27 km SSW of Champhai, Mizoram, India,” the National Centre for Seismology, NCS tweeted.

Earlier an earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hit the northeast region of India at around 4.16 pm on Sunday (June 21, 2020) with Mizoram’s Aizawl district as the epicenter.

The NCS confirmed the epicenter was 25 km east northeast (ENE) of Aizawl in Mizoram. The quake was recorded at a depth of 35 km.

The tremors were felt in the neighbouring states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram, though no casuality has been reported so far.

However, as per reports, several buildings and houses in Champai district have been partly damaged due to the quake. the quake also caused cracks on highways and roads at several places.

Taking stock of the situation PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah called on Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga.



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