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Myanmar earthquake shakes parts of Bangladesh

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 8th October, 2021 10:45:59 AM
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A moderate-intensity earthquake jolted Myanmar early Friday, with tremors being felt in parts of Bangladesh.

The quake measured 5.5 on the Richter Scale and its epicentre was Myanmar, about 44 km west-northwest of Monywa, the largest city in Myanmar's Sagaing region, and 110 km deep, according to the US Geological Survey.

Tremors was felt in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet at 12:30am. No casualties or damage to properties have been reported so far.

Earlier on Thursday, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, killing 22 people, most of them women and children, and injuring about 300.

Besides, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the Japanese capital Tokyo and surrounding areas Thursday evening, reportedly injuring more than 20 people, but the Japan Meteorological Agency said there was no tsunami risk.