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Three earthquake hit Mizoram in one hour; No damage reported

Three successive moderate intensity earthquakes measuring 3.6 to 5.3 on the Richter scale hit eastern Mizoram's Champhai

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Aug 2020 4:34 AM GMT

AIZAWL: Three successive moderate intensity earthquakes measuring 3.6 to 5.3 on the Richter scale hit eastern Mizoram's Champhai district within an hour on Thursday evening, said officials said.

However, there was no report of any damage or loss of property.

According to the officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the first quake of 5.3 magnitude hit at 5.37 p.m. followed by tremors of 3.6 and 4.1 magnitudes at 6.16 p.m and 6.47 p.m. respectively. The epicentre of the quakes was 35 km southwest of Champai district headquarters.

With a population of 1.1 million, Mizoram, the second least populous state in the country, has recorded successive quakes since June 22, when a moderate earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale, shook the Champhai district and adjoining areas, damaging more than 31 structures, including roads and buildings. (IANS)

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