An earthquake of 4.Three magnitude rocked Mizoram on Thursday, which was felt in Champhai and its neighbouring Serchhip district, officers mentioned.

This is the eighth tremor reported within the hilly northeastern state in three weeks.

The earthquake occurred at 2.28 pm and the epicenter was 23 km southwest of Champhai city, in keeping with the National Center for Seismology. The depth of the quake was 10 km, it mentioned.

Champhai district Deputy Commissioner Maria C T Zuali informed PTI that the tremor was felt in a number of villages and Champhai city.

“There is no report of any casualty or damage to property in Champhai town. Detailed reports from different parts of the district are awaited,” she mentioned. Several areas of Serchhip district have been additionally jolted by the quake, Deputy Commissioner Kumar Abishek mentioned, including that there was no report of injury to any property thus far.

This is the third earthquake to hit Champhai district up to now six days and the eighth to jolt the state since June 18.

An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude hit the district on July 3. It was adopted by one other tremor of 4.6 magnitude that rocked Champhai on July 5.

Besides Champhai, a collection of tremors additionally rocked Saitual and Serchhip between June 18 and June 24. The epicentre of the primary earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on June 18 was additionally in Champhai district. The neighbouring Saitual district was hit by one other quake of 5.1 magnitude on June 21.

A tremor of 5.Three magnitude rocked Champhai once more on June 22. An earthquake of three.7 magnitude hit Serchhip district the subsequent day. On June 24, an earthquake of 4.1 magnitude rocked Champhai.

Officials additionally mentioned that at the least six aftershocks of sunshine depth have been skilled between June 23 and June 24 in Khawbung and neighbouring villages in Champhai district. PTI COR NN SRY SRY

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