Earthquakes

Two buildings tilt in Sylhet

31 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A day after five tremors hit Sylhet on Saturday, another mild quake was felt early Sunday again, creating panic among the people of the district.

Senior Meteorologist of Sylhet Met office Syed Ahmed Chowdhury said the earthquake, measuring 2.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale, was felt at 4:35 am, reports UNB.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in the bordering area of the district.

However, no casualty was reported. Two multi-storied buildings were tilted on Saturday in the city’s Pathantula area after the earthquakes.

Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury, police visited the spot on Saturday night. The authorities concerned have identified the two buildings as risky and asked the residents of the two buildings to evacuate the place.


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