By Purvi Jain
An official statement issued stated that an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude has hit Mizoram in the early hours of Monday causing damage to houses and cracks on roads.
The official of the state geology and minerals resources department said that no such casualties have been reported yet.
As per reports, the earthquake happened at 4.10 am and the epicenter was at Zokhawthar in Champai district on the India- Myanmar border.
The tremors were felt in many parts of the district including state capital Aizawl.
Many houses and buildings including a church at Zokhawthar in Khawbunga in the Champai district have been damaged to an extent. Earthquake also caused cracks on highways and roads of many parts.
The complete damage caused is yet to be determined. It was said that the depth of the quake was estimated at 20 km whereas the coordinates of the epicenter came to be 23.22 (latitude) and 93.24 ( longitude).
The state has experienced an earthquake of 5.1 magnitude on Sunday as well around 4.10 pm and another of 4.6 magnitude on June 18.
The Prime Minister took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted assuring the Chief Minister of all possible help from the central government to deal with the situation, “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.”