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Mizoram had to face consecutive earthquake for the fourth time in June 2020. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) said an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale struck 31 km South South-West (SSW) of Champhai, Mizoram at 08:02 am on June 24, 2020.
There are no reports of damage or casualty due to the quake yet. A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale and the second in 12 hours, shook eastern Mizoram’s Champhai area and other adjoining northeastern states bordering Myanmar, damaging 31 structures, including buildings and important installations.
Mizoram had also experienced earthquakes measuring 5.1 and 5 on the Richter scale on 19 June afternoon (at 4.16 p.m.) and 25 June night, respectively.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and DoNER (Development of North Eastern Region) Minister Jitendra Singh talked with Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and offered the Centre’s help.
Seismologists consider the mountainous northeast region as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world. In 1897, a Shillong-epicentre quake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale had hit the area. In 1950, an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale had altered the course of the Brahmaputra river.