Tremor jolts Bangladesh

Tremor jolts Bangladesh

A moderate earthquake jolted different parts of Bangladesh, including capital Dhaka, on Sunday morning. However, there is no immediate report of any casualty. US Geological Survey says the 5.5 magnitude quake originated 26 kilometres beneath the surface in India’s north-eastern state of Assam. The tremor hit Assam at 7:05:26am (Bangladesh Standard Time). Several parts of Bangladesh, including Dhaka, have felt the aftershock. The temblor was also felt in Bhutan. In Bangladesh, it was felt in Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Mymensingh and Dhaka districts. The the epicentre of the quake was 17 kilometres northeast of Basugaon in Assam, and 318km northeast of the Seismic Centre in Agargaon, according to a news agency.

Source: Financial Express