Earthquake strikes several districts including Dhaka Earthquake
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Earthquake strikes several districts including Dhaka

Bangladesh Live News | | 03 Dec 2023, 01:11 am

Own correspondent, Dhaka, 3 December 2023: Earthquake was felt in various districts of the country including the capital Dhaka. Its magnitude was 5.5 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was felt at 9:36 am on Saturday, December 2.

According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) and US Geological Survey - USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km southwest of Comilla and 8 km northeast of Ramganj in Laxmipur. Its depth was only 10 km from the surface. Its magnitude was 5.5 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake was reported from Tangail, Chuadanga, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Comilla, Feni, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Rangpur, Kushtia.

According to a press release signed by Assistant Meteorologist Farzana Sultana of Dhaka Meteorological Department, the place of origin of the earthquake was Comilla and Ramganj of Lakshmipur. The distance of origin from Dhaka's Agargaon Earthquake Research Center is 86 km southeast. Its magnitude was 5.6 on the Richter scale. The Meteorological Office says it is a moderate earthquake.

The last earthquake was felt in Bangladesh at 6:46 PM on October 2. Chapainawabganj, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Jaipurhat, Naogaon, Bogra, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Gaibandha, Rajshahi, Jamalpur, Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Sirajganj, Chittagong, Sherpur, Savar, Gazipur, Panchgarh, Cox's Bazar, Lalmonirhat, Habiganj, Natore and Mild tremors are felt in Kurigram.

Ten mild and moderate earthquakes have occurred in Bangladesh so far this year. Although there is not much loss of life and property, experts are getting a glimpse of a major earthquake.

The first earthquake this year was felt on February 16. Along with India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya, Bangladesh's north-eastern Sylhet district was also shaken. There was no damage to property in this 3.9 magnitude earthquake. On February 25, a pair of moderate earthquakes hit Myanmar. The earthquake was felt in Ayawati and Rakhine states of the country as well as Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. The epicenter of the earthquake was 378 km southwest of Dhaka's Agargaon. Its magnitude was 4.1 on the Richter scale.