Narinjara News


January 8, 2005


Quake jolts Bangladesh again


A moderate earthquake jolted Chittagong, a main port city, and its adjoining  areas yesterday morning, an official said.


The tremor, measuring 5.13 on the Richter scale, hit at 9:45 am and lasted for  36 seconds. The epicenter was 349-km from the city.


Panic-stricken people came out of their house during the tremor. No  casualty  or damage of property was however reported.


The tremor recorded at the lone seismic observatory at Ambagan in the  port  city is the sixth one after December 26 strong earthquake which whipped  up  tsunami, leaving a trail of devastation in a number of countries in  Asia and  Africa, official said.


The December 26 earthquake was measured 7.36 on the Richter scale with its epicenter 1019-km from the port city of Chittagong. #


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