Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Mizoram1 min read . Updated: 19 Jun 2020, 12:11 AM IST
The quake, which lasted a few seconds, was at 80 km depth
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit 98 km south-east (SE) of Champhai in Mizoram at around 7:29 pm on Thursday, said National Center for Seismology. There has been no immediate report of any damage.
Lately, India has been experiencing such low-intensity earthquakes on a regular basis. The most recent one happened on Sunday at Gujarat's Rajkot. Delhi-NCR too have been prone to a lot of such low-intensity earthquakes.
The quake, which lasted a few seconds and also shook the adjoining Myanmar, 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.