Sixth earthquake hits Mizoram in 15 days

Press Trust of India

An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude hit Mizoram’s Champhai district on Friday afternoon, the sixth quake to rock the state within the final 15 days, officers mentioned.

The earthquake occurred at round 2.35 pm and the epicentre was 52 km south-southeast of Champhai, in accordance with the Nationwide Centre for Seismology.

The depth of the earthquake was 25 km, it mentioned.

Tremors had been felt in Farkawn, Khuangthing, Khawbung, Thekpui, Zawlsei and different close by villages of the district on the India-Myanmar border, Champhai’s Deputy Commissioner Maria CT Zuali informed PTI.

Tremors had been additionally felt in Champhai city, she mentioned.

The extent of the injury brought on by the earthquake was but to be ascertained as some villages couldn’t be reached on account of lack of cell connectivity, she added.

The district administration was accumulating data from the affected villages, she mentioned.

Zuali mentioned she is going to go to the affected villages together with different officers on Saturday.

Help might be supplied to these households whose homes had been broken by frequent earthquakes, she added.

A sequence of earthquakes hit no less than three districts — Champhai, Saitual and Serchhip — between June 18 and June 24.

Within the worst-hit Champhai district, a complete of 138 buildings, together with these of church buildings and the federal government, had been affected, in accordance with Zuali.

Of those, 118 homes had been in Khawbung rural improvement block and 20 others in Champhai rural improvement block, she mentioned.

There have been no casualties, she added.

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.

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

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

Officers additionally mentioned no less than six aftershocks of sunshine depth had been skilled between June 23 and June 24 in Khawbung and neighbouring villages in Champhai district.

Many individuals needed to spend the nights exterior their properties as a result of earthquakes, they mentioned.

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