AIZAWL, June 24 - Another earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale struck Mizoram this morning. This is the fifth earthquake to have hit the State within a week, triggering panic among the people.
Today�s earthquake had its epicentre, 31 km south-west of Champhai. A 5.5 magnitude quake had rocked eastern Mizoram on Monday morning, partially damaging at least 30 buildings.
In Khawbung, Vaphai and Samthang villages in Champhai district, which were the worst hit in Monday�s quake, many families either stayed awake throughout the night or slept outside their houses.
Even though residents of these villages said they felt tremors every hour, the National Centre for Seismology said four earthquakes were experienced in the last four days. The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday said a 3.1 magnitude tremor hit Lunglei district in south Mizoram adjoining Myanmar. The epicentre of the tremor, which lasted for a few seconds, was at a depth of 25 km.
A moderate quake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Champhai and adjoining areas on the Richter scale on Monday after 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit the State on Sunday and another a 5-magnitude quake on Thursday night.