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Bangladesh jolted by mild earthquake

  • Published at 10:57 am September 12th, 2018
The quake struck at a depth of 127km (80 miles) about 30km (20 miles) from the town of Bulolo at 2119 GMT Monday according to the US Geological Survey Bigstock

The tremor was felt around 10:50am on Wednesday morning

A mild earthquake, 5.3 in the Richter Scale, has jolted the capital city of Dhaka on Wednesday. 

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Mominul Islam, a meteorologist of Dhaka met office said the epicentre of the tremor was located 293 kilometers north of Dhaka, which falls in the Indian state of Assam.

The earthquake had a depth of 10 kilometers, and occurred around 10:50am.

At least 25 people were injured while getting down from several buildings in Uttar EPZ area of Sadar upazila in the morning, reports UNB.