Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude hits Mizoram, tremors felt across North East

Tremors were felt in Assam and other northeastern states.

Published: 21st June 2020 05:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2020 07:04 PM   |  A+A-

Mizoram earthquake


AIZWAL: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale shook Mizoram, adjoining northeastern states and areas bordering Myanmar on Sunday.

There was no report of any damage or casualty, officials said.

According to an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the tremor hit Mizoram capital Aizawl, parts of the mountainous state and adjoining areas of northeastern states at 4.16 p.m..

The epicentre of the quake that lasted a few seconds was at 35 km depth. The state had also witnessed a earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale on Thursday night.

Seismologists consider the mountainous northeast region as the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

In 1897, a Shillong-epicentred quake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale hit the area.

In 1950, an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale altered the course of Brahmaputra river.

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