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4 quakes jolt several NE states

AIZAWL/KOHIMA JUN 25 (IANS) | Publish Date: 6/25/2020 1:20:49 PM IST

Moderate to mild four separate quakes with magnitude ranging from 2.8 to 4.5 on the Richter scale hit several parts of Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Assam and adjoining areas of northeast region bordering Myanmar on Thursday, officials said.

According to the officials, there was no report of any damage or casualty from any part of the North Eastern states. An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, Thursday’s two moderate earthquakes occurred within an hour with magnitudes of 4.2 and 4.5 on the Richter scale that jolted eastern Mizoram’s Champhai area and other adjoining North Eastern states. This was fifth earthquake that has hit Mizoram within three days. The IMD officials said that two more separate mild quakes with magnitudes 3.8 and 2.8 on the Richter scale hit several parts of Nagaland, Tripura and adjoining states on Thursday afternoon also. All tremors, which lasted for few seconds, and were at 58 km to 136 km depth of the earth.

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