Quake jolts Mizoram; PM, HM assure all possible help

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday and assured all possible help after a strong quake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, jolted the state early morning.
Taking to Twitter, the PM Modi said, “Spoke to the Chief Minister of Mizoram,[email protected] on the situation in the wake of the earthquake. Assured all possible supportfrom the Centre”.
Mr Shah also spoke to the Chief Minister and assured him of help and took stock of the situation.
“I have spoken to [email protected], Chief Minister of Mizoram to review the situation after the earthquake tremors in the State. I assured him all possible support from the central Government. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being”, Mr Shah tweeted.
A strong earthquake jolted the Champhai district in Mizoram around 0410 hrs and was tracked at a depth of 20 km from the earth’s surface at a place in Champhai.
“Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on 22-06-2020, 04:10:52 IST; Lat: 23.22 and Long: 93.24; Depth: 20 Km; Location: 27 km south-southwest of Champhai, Mizoram, India,” the National Centre for Seismology tweeted.
Reports coming in indicate partial damage of several houses and buildings in Champhai district and the quake also caused cracks on highways and roads at several places.
Tremors were felt in the north-east for the second consecutive day as a 5.1 magnitude tremor also hit the state on June 21 afternoon.