Alexa Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Bangladesh

Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Bangladesh


Published: 17:12 19 July 2019   Updated: 19:44 19 July 2019

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A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted in different parts of the country including capital Dhaka at 3:22:15 (Universal Time).

The epicenter of the earthquake was at Bomdila area of ​​kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

According to the Seismic Center of the Meteorological Department, the magnitude of earthquake in Arunachal region was 5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was 499 kilometers northeast of Dhaka and 325 kilometers away from Sylhet district.

Officer in charge of earthquake monitoring and research center Mominul Islam said an earthquake was felt in different places in Bangladesh at 3:22 PM.

There were no reports of casualties in Bangladesh due to the earthquake.

Indian News portal India Today reported that earthquake measuring 5.9 Richter scale rattled Northeast on Friday. The epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 10 km at East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, the Met Office website stated.