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4.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Mizoram; fourth within 48 hours

People in Mizoram woke up to yet another earthquake earlier in the morning today; it is the latest in a series of tremors in the region

earthquake in Mizoram

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Jun 2020 6:06 AM GMT

Guwahati: In a continuance of the worrying seismic activity in the Northeast Indian region, Mizoram has once again reported an earthquake – this time, 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale.

The National Centre for Seismology in a statement informed that an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale struck 31 km South-South-West of Champai in Mizoram at 08:02 am earlier today.

Somewhat concerningly, the hilly state has been struck by 3 tremors within 48 hours, the last one measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale. According to disaster management officials, no damages to life or property has been reported so far. It needs mention here that after a major quake jolted Mizoram

It may be recalled here that a moderate earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, which was the second within a span of 12 hours, shook Mizoram and other adjoining northeastern states bordering Myanmar on Monday.

According to reports, several buildings and important installations were damaged in the mild tremor, although police confirmed that there was no report of loss of life. However, at least 31 structures, comprising houses, government, and non-government buildings, police stations, churches and community halls, developed cracks due to the tremor.

Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah assured the Centre's help to the state in the recuperation process. "Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri Zoramthanga Ji on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre", Modi tweeted.

Amit Shah also took to Twitter, where he wrote, "I have spoken to Shri Zoramthanga ji, Chief Minister of Mizoram, to review the situation after the earthquake tremors in the state. I assured him all possible support from the central government. Praying for everyone's safety and well-being."


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