Moderate quake jolts Mizoram - Aizawl News

Aizawl, June 18 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale, shook parts of Mizoram and adjoining Myanmar on Thursday night. There was no report of any damage or casualty yet, officials said.

by IANS | Updated Jun 18, 2020

Moderate quake jolts Mizoram - Aizawl News

According to an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the tremor hit eastern Mizoram's Champhai area, adjoining Myanmar, at 7.29 pm.

The quake, which lasted a few seconds, was at 80 km depth.

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

The northeast has seen some of the biggest quakes in history. In 1897, a Shillong-epicentred quake measured 8.2 on the Richter scale, while in 1950, an earthquake in Assam measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale forced the Brahmaputra river to change its course.

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