An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred near Champhai, Mizoram on Sunday.
Mizoram had imposed a state-wide total lockdown till May 31 and total lockdown was clamped in Aizawl city area and 10 other district headquarters till June 30 to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
In what could be said as a shaky evening for Mizoram, 3 successive moderate intensity earthquakes measuring 3.6 to 5.3 on the Richter scale hit eastern state's Champhai district within an hour on Thursday evening, officials said. However, there was no report of any damage or loss of property.
Their identities can be revealed only after permission from respective deputy commissioner or chief medical officer, the order issued by Health Department Secretary H Lalengmawia on Tuesday said.
The Mizoram University (MZU) on Sunday deferred the upcoming undergraduate examinations slated for Monday following appeals by student bodies and Mizoram Principals Council due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
According to the minister, construction of good football grounds are underway in three newly created districts -- Saitual, Khawzawl and Hnahthial -- where artificial turf will be laid.
Locals in Mizoram's Champai are staying in tents outside their homes, due to the regular earthquakes that have hit the northeastern state over the past month. So far, at least 22 earthquakes have rocked four districts - Champhai, Saitual, Siaha and Serchhip since June 18.
On July 10, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga had asked the Centre to send seismologists or geo-physicists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) to assess the ground situation and ascertain the cause of the quakes in the state.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 struck 23km South-West of Champhai, Mizoram on Thursday. According to the National Centre of Seismology (NCS), the earthquake struck at 2:28 pm today.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale struck 25 km South South-West (SSW) of Champhai, Mizoram at 5:26 pm today, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) informed.
The Mizoram government has postponed the opening of schools for the 2020-21 academic session for an indefinite period as a part of the containment measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak, a minister said.
The Mizoram government has allowed marriage ceremonies, funerals functions, anniversary celebrations and social events with a maximum attendance of 50 people as part of new relaxations for the partial lockdown in the state from July 1 to 31, officials said.
Northeast India was struck by 2 earthquakes overnight as tremors were felt in Mizoram and Nagaland. The first earthquake struck 21km South of Champhai, Mizoram at 1:14 am today while another one was felt just a couple of hours later at 3:03 am, 9 km North Northwest (NNW) of Wokha, Nagaland at 3:03 am.
While an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale, occurred 27 km south-southwest of Champhai at 4:10 am on June 22, another quake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, had struck 25 km east-northeast of Aizawl at 4.16 pm on June 21.
Mizoram earthquake: The depth of the quake was 20 km while the coordinates of the epicentre are 23.22 (latitude) and 93.24 (longitude). An earthquake of 5.1 magnitude also hit the state on Sunday around 4.10 pm, and another of 4.6 magnitude on June 18.
The Mizoram government on Sunday extended the ongoing total lockdown in state capital Aizawl, 10 other district headquarters and containment areas for another eight days till June 30 to contain further spread of coronavirus infection.
An earthquake jolted the northeastern state of Mizoram on Sunday. The quake measured 5.1 on the Richter Scale.