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Effects of mild earthquake felt in Bangladesh

Published: July 19, 2019 17:39:58 | Updated: July 19, 2019 21:21:58


Photo: USGS

Effects of a mild earthquake that shook India's Arunachal Pradesh have been felt in Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh.

The quake occurred at 3:22pm (BdST) and was recorded at a magnitude of 5.5 by the US Geological Survey (USGS), reports bdnews24.com.

The quake originated 499 km from Dhaka and 329 km north west of Sylhet in Arunachal Pradesh's Bomdila and its epicentre was 16.8 kilometres deep, said an official of the Seismic Monitoring Centre of the Meteorological Department. 

According to international media reports, the quake rattled India's Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya states and Bhutan.

But there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

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