3 earthquakes hit Mizoram in just one hour

Aizawl, 27 Aug 2020 (PTI):  In what may very well be mentioned as a shaky night for Mizoram, Three successive average depth earthquakes measuring 3.6 to five.Three on the Richter scale hit jap state’s Champhai district inside an hour on Thursday night, officers mentioned. However, there was no report of any injury or lack of property.

According to the officers of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the primary quake of 5.Three magnitude hit at 5.37 p.m. adopted by tremors of three.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 inhabitants of 1.1 million, Mizoram, the second least populous state within the nation, has recorded successive quakes since June 22, when a average earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale, shook the Champhai district and adjoining areas, damaging greater than 31 constructions, together with roads and buildings.

Besides Champhai, a sequence of tremors have additionally hit Saitual and Serchhip districts since June 22. Seismologists think about the mountainous northeast area because the sixth main earthquake-prone belt on the planet. The northeast area of India has witnessed among the greatest quakes in historical past.

In 1897, a Shillong-epicentre quake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale had hit the realm. In 1950, an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale had altered the course of the mighty Brahmaputra river.
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