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Mild tremor jolts country

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Inserted: 13:45, Wednesday 12 September 2018 || Updated: 18:16, Thursday 13 September 2018


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Dhaka: A mild earthquake shook the country including the capital on Wednesday morning, in what is believed to be the first earthquake felt across the capital since November last year.

The quake shook the city around 10:50am and lasted for about 20 seconds.

According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department the epicenter of the quake was in Assam in India, about 293km north of the capital.

“The quake has been measured at 5.3 in Richter scale,” official of the Met office’s Seismic Observatory and Research Centre confirmed.

US Geological Survey measured the earthquake at 5.6.

Meanwhile, there has been no casualty reported anywhere in the country.

 

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