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Moderate quake hits Bangladesh; no casualties

B'desh, a delta nation of 144 mn people, regularly experiences minor tremors, but has no history of large quakes.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 12:26 IST
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A moderate quake hit Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh early on Wednesday. However, no casualties or damage were reported, the country's Meteorological Department said.

The 5.06-magnitude quake lasted for 22 seconds.

Bangladesh, a delta nation of 144 million people, regularly experiences moderate tremors, but has no history of large quakes.

First Published: May 31, 2006 12:26 IST

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