Earthquake: Five persons injured in Mizoram, cracks appear in buildings

Five persons were injured while scurrying for safe places when an earthquake of 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked Aizawl Wednesday night.

Aizawl: Five persons were injured while scurrying for safe places when an earthquake of 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked Aizawl Wednesday night.

Doctors at the Aizawl Civil Hospital and the Presbyterian Church Hospital in nearby Durtlang said that all the injured were discharged after administering first aid.

Meanwhile, cracks appeared in a number of buildings in Aizawl, including the Synod Conference centre belonging to the Presbyterian Church in Mission Veng locality here.

The quake, which was felt twice in less than a minute, first took place at 7.25 PM and the epicentre of the tremor was on the Indo-Myanmar border at a depth of 134 km.

All north eastern states are categorised under zone V in the country's seismological map and is considered to be highly active.

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