4.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mizoram, 4th in four days


An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on Richter scale hits Champhai in Mizoram, the fourth quake to rock the northeastern state in four consecutive days.


According to the reports, no casualties have been reported from anywhere in the state so far.

According to the National Centre for Seismology (NSI), an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale, occurred 31 km of South South-West (SSW) of Champhai, Mizoram at 8.02 pm on Wednesday.

The depth of the quake was 10 km while the coordinates of the epicentre are 23.18 (latitude) and 93.25 (longitude).

Earlier on Tuesday, a light intensity earthquake of 3.7 magnitude hit Mizoram. No casualties have been reported from anywhere in the state

On June 22, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said that two earthquakes rocked Mizoram within a span of 12 hours.

While an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale, occurred 27 km south-southwest of Champhai at 4:10 am on June 22, another quake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, had struck 25 km east-northeast of Aizawl at 4.16 pm on June 21.

Two earthquakes struck Mizoram on June 21 and June 22, causing damage to houses and cracks on roads at several places and prompting the government to sound a rain and landslide alert.

The state had also recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale on June 18 evening, 98 km south-east (SE) of Champhai.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and assured him all possible support in the wake of the earthquake which hit the state.


With inputs from Agency

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