Light tremor jolts parts of Bangladesh

March 19, 2012BANGLADESHA Meteorological Department official said a light earthquake jolted parts of Bangladesh on Sunday morning. Assistant director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department Shamsuddin Ahmed told bdnews24.com that the 4.6-maginitude tremor shook buildings in the capital Dhaka at 8:56 am and lasted 10 seconds. No casualties were reported immediately but many residents said they ran for safety. According to initial reports, the tremor was felt in Uttara, Mohakhali, Rampura and Mirpur. Meanwhile, Dhaka University Earth Observatory Centre professor Syed Humayun Akhter said the tremor was felt at 8.55am and it was of 4.2-magnitude. According to professor Humayun, the epicenter of the quake was to the south of the capital and within a 30-kilometre radius. But Ahmed contradicted as he said the epicenter was around 21 kilometers south-west of Dhaka. Professor Humayun said a 4-magnitude quake jolted Dhaka last time on Dec 19, 2000. –BDN24 News
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