5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks parts of Mizoram in early morning hours, a day after another struck the state on Sunday
Aizawl: An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hit Champhai in Mizoram at 4:10 am on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km from the ground. This is the second consecutive earthquake in Mizoram, after the one that occurred on Sunday at 4:16 PM at a distance of 9 km from Ngopa in Mizoram. Tremors of the earthquake that occurred on Monday morning were felt in several parts of northeast India.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to show his concern over the damages to properties seen due to the earthquake. He wrote, “Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri @ZoramthangaCM Ji on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre.”
Mizoarm chief minister Zoramthanga replied to the tweet thanking the PM and assuring that the risk assessment is underway.
Although no causality has been reported so far, there were some significant damages to properties and roads in various part of the state.
The Mizoram CM stated that the damage assessment was undertaken by concerned MLA and district administration and fortunately, no casualties reported so far.