mizoram earthquake

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 jolts NE, damages structures in Mizoram

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, and the second in 12 several hours, shook Mizoram, adjoining northeastern states and areas bordering Myanmar on Monday. In accordance to law enforcement, there was no quick report of reduction of everyday living. Even so, many residences, properties, church and group halls produced cracks due to the tremor.

The epicentre of the quake, that lasted for various seconds, was at 20 km depth.IANS

The IMD formal claimed that the tremor strike eastern Mizoram’s Champhai space, adjoining Myanmar, and several sections of the mountainous state at 4.10 a.m. on Monday early morning. The epicentre of the quake, that lasted for various seconds, was at 20 km depth.

Mizoram experienced also skilled earthquakes measuring 5.1 and 5 on the Richter scale on Sunday afternoon (at 4.16 p.m.) and Thursday evening respectively. Mizoram law enforcement quoting the regional people today stated that the tremors jolted lots of sections of East Tuipui assembly constituency in Champhai district. “Neighborhood people today mentioned an aftershock was experienced after half an hour. Extra than 20 residences, structures, church and group halls formulated cracks right after the tremor,” a police formal explained. In accordance to the nearby individuals, the Monday morning quake seems to be the strongest 1 in Mizoram in the current past.

The IMD official stated that a small depth quake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale also shook several components of Nagaland at 12.40 p.m. on Monday afternoon. The epicentre of the quake was at 6.6 km depth. There was no report of any hurt or casualty in the Nagaland tremblor.

Seismologists think about the mountainous northeast area as the sixth major earthquake-susceptible belt in the environment. In 1897, a Shillong-epicentre quake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale had strike the place. In 1950, an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale experienced altered the system of the Brahmaputra river.

(With agency inputs)