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6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Dhaka, Chittagong

  • Published at 09:20 am November 26th, 2021
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No casualties reported so far

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Dhaka, Chittagong and some other parts of the country early yesterday.

The tremor was felt at around 5:45am, reports UNB.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the earthquake was near Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar.

No casualties have been reported so far.

The earthquake also jolted West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura, according to Indian media.

Meteorologist Md Momenul Momenul Islam said the Sagaing Fault at Myanmar was the epicentre of the earthquake.

“There hasn’t been a massive jolt yet, but this fault line is a big risk for us. Scientists believe the fault could cause an earthquake with a magnitude higher than eight at any time,” he told Dhaka Tribune.

A garment worker in Chittagong sustained injuries when the earthquake led him to jump off the balcony of his first-floor residence.

The injured worker was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for treatment, according to media reports. 

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