Mizoram hit by two earthquakes within 12 hours: Houses damaged, roads crack

June 22, 2020: Mizoram woke up rattled on Monday morning after a second earthquake rocked the north-eastern state in the span of 12 hours.

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June 22, 2020: Mizoram woke up rattled on Monday morning after a second earthquake rocked the north-eastern state in the span of 12 hours. The back-to-back quakes caused damage to houses and cracks on roads at several places in the state. As per official reports, no casualty was reported due to the earthquakes.

Mizoram was struck by a powerful magnitude-5.3 earthquake – the tremors of which were felt at 4:10 AM had the epicenter at Zokhawthar in Champhai district on the India-Myanmar border. The tremors were felt in several parts of the state, including state capital Aizawl.

According to officials, the earthquake has caused extensive damage in the state, following which an assessment has been undertaken by the concerned MLA and the district administration.

No casualties were reported due to the earthquake in the state, the Geology and Mineral Resource Department confirmed.

Several houses and buildings, including a church at Zokhawthar in Khawbunga, in Champhai district have been partly damaged due to the quake.

The full extent of the damage is yet to be ascertained.

An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude also hit the state on Sunday around 4.10 pm, and another of 4.6 magnitude on June 18.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed concerns over the quakes in Mizoram and assured all the necessary help to the state government.

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga took to his official Twitter handle and confirmed, "Two earthquakes rocked Mizoram within 12 hours. Damage assessment has been undertaken by concerned MLA & district administration. Fortunately, no casualties reported so far. Thanking PM & Home Minister for their assurance of support."

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