Another Earthquake Hits Mizoram, Third to Rock State in 3 Consecutive Days


Alight intensity earthquake of 3.7 magnitude hit Mizoram on Tuesday, the third quake to rock the northeastern state in three consecutive days. No casualties have been reported from anywhere in the state, officials said, adding the tremor was also felt in the state capital.

“Earthquake of magnitude:3.7; Occurred on 23-06-2020, 19:17:37 IST; Lat: 23.22 and Long: 93.24,” the National Centre for Seismology tweeted. The depth of the quake was 25 km and the epicentre 39 km southeast of Thenzawl in Mizorams Serchhip district.

Two earthquakes struck Mizoram on Sunday and Monday, causing damage to houses and cracks on roads at several places

and prompting the government to sound a rain and landslide alert.

A 5.1-magnitude tremor rocked Saitaul district at 4:16 pm on Sunday, followed by a 5.3-magnitude quake in Champhai district at 4.10 am on Monday. No casualties have been reported.

Several houses and buildings in Champhai, including two churches in Zokhawthar, have been damaged in the quake, an

official said, adding the tremors caused cracks on highways and roads at several places.

An official statement said on Monday that Mizoram could witness heavy to very heavy rain in the next five days and there was a possibility of landslides and mudslides.

“People, especially in landslide-prone areas, are asked to be alert and take precaution to avert casualties,” it said.

Another quake of 4.6 magnitude had hit the state on June 18 in an area 98 kilometres southeast of Champhai town.

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