After a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Mizoram in the northeast, Indian PM Modi offers all possible support to the affected areas. An official says that cracks have appeared on the roads and numerous houses and buildings are damaged.
Impacts were reported after an earthquake struck the state in India in the border town of Champai on Monday morning. Shaking was also felt in adjoining Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The tremors were felt in several parts of the state including capital city Aizawl and Champhai district. Horrifying pictures surfaced on social media showing damaged houses and other buildings, and roads and highways cracked open.
Funding and Help
State’s chief minister assured Narendra Modi of all conceivable funding from the central management. To evaluate the condition after the quake tremors in the state, the home minister, Amit Shah had a phone call with Mizoram’s front-runner Zoramthanga.
The full degree of the damage is yet to be discovered while the establishments have confirmed that no loss has been informed in the tremors.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga took to his official Twitter account and confirmed, “Two earthquakes rocked Mizoram within 12 hours. Damage valuation has been assumed by anxious MLA & district administration. Fortunately, no fatalities reported so far. Thanking PM & Home Minister for their assurance of support.”
It is the second noteworthy shock in two days to affect the northeast district of India. The quake hit at around 4.10 am local time in India.
The bordering state of Manipur also got hit with a 5.1-magnitude earthquake but there were no casualties reported.
Earthquake in Iran and Iraq border region also hit with 5.0 magnitude, reported on Wednesday, by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). It was also reported that it struck at a depth of about 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles.
According to the GFZ, its epicenter seems to be about 140 km (86 miles) east of Iraqi capital Baghdad, and 52 km (32 miles) west of Ilam, Iran. There were also no instant rumors of fatalities.
The GFZ initially recorded a magnitude of 6.3 but this was later revised down to 5.0. A number of 2 deaths and 22 injured was reported when a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Iran.
More Cities, More Earthquakes
24 earthquakes in the past 24 hours have been reported. This week it hit Tonopah, Nevada, California, Taxes, and Cobb.
Yesterday a 4.2 magnitude earthquake was reported which struck about 10km from Perry, Oklahoma, United States. It was reviewed by the National Centre for Seismology.
People were forced to flee their homes after several earthquakes. Iran officials reported that 21-year-old women died as a result of heart failure.
Officials added a 60-year-old man died from skull damages in the city of Damavand, about 69 km (42 miles) east of the capital. State media reports defined many of the injuries as coming while people were fleeing in panic.
On Monday, 22nd June, a seismologist also reviewed a 6.0 magnitude earthquake which was about 51 kilometers from Northeast, Iceland.