5.9 quake jolts country

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolte

d some parts of the country including Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet Wednesday morning.

There was no immediate report of casualties or damage in the earthquake that was felt at 7:41:52am.

The epicentre of the quake was in Myanmar-India border, some 495 kilometres north-east off Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) Seismic Centre in Dhaka, said Md Rasheduzzaman, a meteorologist of BMD.

The US Geological Survey however measured the quake 5.8 on the Richter scale.

It said the quake had a depth of 90.5km.

Source: The Daily Star


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