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Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 strikes Bangladesh

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Dec 02, 2023 09:44 AM IST

The earthquake was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), GFZ said

An earthquake jolted Bangladesh on Saturday morning, sending tremors that were felt across the country. No damage or injuries were immediately reported.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), GFZ said. (Representative file image)
The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), GFZ said. (Representative file image)

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the South Asian nation at 9:35 a.m., the United States Geological Survey said. The tremor had a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) with the epicenter about 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of Ramganj in the southeastern Bangladeshi district Lakshmipur, according to the USGS.

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Many Bangladeshis wrote on Facebook that they were scared after the quake shook buildings in the capital, Dhaka, and elsewhere. Bangladesh has experienced several earthquakes this year, including one that struck along the border of northeast India in August.

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