Moderate earthquake jolts Sylhet

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 23:50, Jul 19,2019


A tremor jolted different parts of Sylhet and some other north-eastern districts of the country on Friday afternoon.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department said that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.5 on the Richter scale at the epicentre in Arunachal state in India at about 3:22pm of the local time that lasted for several seconds.

Met officials said that the epicentre of the earthquake was 499 km from Dhaka and 325 km from Sylhet.

Met office duty officer Nizam Uddin Ahmed said that the quack might not hit Dhaka as it was still under analysis.

Sylhet deputy commissioner Kazi Emdadul Islam told New Age in the afternoon that no casualty was reported following the earthquake.

Fire service control room officials said that they did not found any news of casualty in Dhaka or elsewhere in the country.

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