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Moderate earthquake rattles Bangladesh

  • Published at 10:24 am July 7th, 2021
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The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was in India's Lakhipur, about 242km north of Dhaka, informs Met Office

A moderate-intensity earthquake struck the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday morning. 

Mild tremors were also felt in many parts of the country.

The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was Lakhipur, about 242km north of Dhaka, said Abdul Hamid of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

“Tremor was felt in Dhaka and several parts of the country at 9:15am,” the Met Office official added.

However, as per United States Geological Survey (USGS) data, the epicentre of the earthquake – measured at 5.3 on the Richter scale – was 7km from Lakhipur in Assam, India.

According to media reports, the tremor was also felt in several districts including Dinajpur, Rangpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Sherpur, Rajshahi, and Naogaon.

No casualties or damage to properties have been reported so far.



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