Earthquake of 4.6 magnitude hits Mizoram, seventh to hit NE state in lower than three weeks

Aizawl, July 5

An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude hit Mizoram’s Champhai district on Sunday afternoon, the seventh one to jolt the north-eastern state in lower than three weeks, officers stated.

The earthquake occurred round 5.26 pm and the epicentre was 25 km south-southwest of Champhai, in response to the National Centre for Seismology.

The depth of the earthquake was 77 km, it stated.

Champhai’s Deputy Commissioner Maria CT Zuali advised PTI that tremors have been felt in a number of villages, together with Samthang, Khawbung, Vaphai, Khuangthing and Farkawn.

At least two homes have been partially broken in Samthang village, she stated.

Details of the harm attributable to the earthquake are nonetheless awaited, she added.

Tremors have been additionally felt in Serchhip and Siaha districts, in response to the catastrophe administration and rehabilitation division.

This was the second earthquake to hit Champhai district, situated on the India-Myanmar border, within the final three days and seventh one to rock the state since June 18.

An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude hit the district on Friday afternoon.

Besides Champhai, a collection of quakes additionally hit Saitual and Serchhip between June 18 and June 24.

In the worst-hit Champhai, a complete of 138 buildings, together with these of church buildings and the federal government, have been affected within the earlier quakes, in response to officers.

Of these, 118 homes have been in Khawbung rural improvement block and 20 others in Champhai rural improvement block.

However, there have been no casualties.

Champhai district was the epicentre of the primary earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on June 18. The neighbouring Saitual district was hit by one other earthquake of 5.1 magnitude on June 21.

Another earthquake of 5.three magnitude rocked Champhai on June 22. On June 23, an earthquake of three.7 magnitude hit the Serchhip district.

An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude hit the Champhai district once more on June 24.

Officials additionally stated at the least six aftershocks of sunshine depth have been skilled between June 23 and June 24 in Khawbung and neighbouring villages in Champhai district. PTI

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