On Monday, an 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit Mizoram in the early hours of Monday. According to the statement of an official, several houses were damaged and cracks occurred at several places. The official of the state Geology and Mineral Resource Department said no casualties have been reported.
Referring to the National Centre for Seismology, he said the earthquake happened at 4.10 am and the epicentre was at Zokhawthar in Champhai district on the India-Myanmar border.
He said that the tremors were felt in several parts of the state, including state capital Aizawl. Several houses and buildings were damaged due to the tremor. A church at Zokhawthar in Khawbung, in Champhai district was also damaged. The quake also caused cracks on highways and roads at several places, he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a discussion with Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga. He assured all possible support from the Centre. The PM tweeted, “Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Shri Zoramthanga Ji, on the situation in the wake of the earthquake there. Assured all possible support from the Centre.”
“I have spoken to Shri @ZoramthangaCM ji, Chief Minister of Mizoram, to review the situation after the earthquake tremors in the state. I assured him all possible support from the central government. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being,” Amit Shah tweeted.