Aizawl, July 9: An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 struck the northeastern state of Mizoram on Thursday. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the quake hit 23km South-West of Champhai. The NCS informed that the quake hit the region at 2:28 pm today. So far, there is no report of any damage to life or property due to the tremor. A similar earthquake of 4.6 magnitude had struck the Champai district last week. As per seismologists, the mountainous northeast region is considered to be the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.

The mountainous state had recorded successive quakes during the past two weeks. On July 5, a moderate earthquake of 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Mizoram's Champhai district. This was the seventh tremor to jolt the northeastern state in two weeks, officials informed.

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In June, a series of quakes hit the northeastern state. On June 22, a quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, shook the same Champhai area and other adjoining northeastern states bordering Myanmar, damaging 31 structures, including roads, buildings and important installations.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2020 03:09 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website