Moderate tremor rocks Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Sep 13,2018 | Updated: 01:08, Sep 13,2018

 
 

A moderate tremor shook the capital, its adjacent areas and the northern districts of the country on Wednesday morning.
No major casualty was reported.
The magnitude of the tremor was 5.3 in the Richter scale and the earthquake was felt at 10:50am, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s electronic engineer Mohammad Mominur Rahman.
He said that the earthquake was felt for a few seconds and its epicentre was Saptagram of Assam province in India, 293 kilometres north from BMD Seismic Centre at Agargaon in the capital.
The BMD official said that the earthquake was felt stronger in northern districts of the country than in Dhaka as the epicentre was northern side of BMD Seismic Centre.
The US Geological Survey traced the epicentre of the magnitude 5.3 earthquake at seven kilometres northeast from Sapatgram, India.
It mentions that the affected countries of the earthquake were Bangladesh, India, and Bhutan.
According to the scale of seismologists, an earthquake ranging from 5 to 5.9 is considered a moderate earthquake which can cause slight damage to buildings.
United News of Bangladesh reported that at least 25 people were injured while getting down from several buildings in Uttar EPZ area of Nilphamari Sadar upazila in the morning.

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