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M6.1 earthquake jolts Dhaka, other parts of country

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 26th November, 2021 08:54:42 AM
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The capital Dhaka, port city Chattogram and other parts of the country felt tremor as M6.1 earthquake rocked Myanmar border Friday morning.

The earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck near Myanmar-India in the early hour.

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

The quake was reported at 5.15 am with its epicentre at a depth of 175 km east of Chittagong, Bangladesh (Myanmar-India border region), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

The tremor jolted Chattogram, Dhaka and different parts of Bangladesh at around 5:45am Friday. Two stronger sharp shakes were felt in Dhaka.

No damage was reported in Bangladesh so far.

Tremors were felt across Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam. Witness accounts on European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre's website said that the quake was felt as far away as Kolkata, reports NDTV.

"It was one of the longest earthquake I've ever felt," one such witness from Mizoram's Thenzawl posted on EMSC.