Tuesday, 3 January 2017

5.7M Earthquake Jolts North Bengal

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 on Richter scale jolted Tripirta on Tuesday afternoon. Mild tremors were felt across northeast India.

Tremors were felt across Assam and Northeast India as an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 hit the India-Bangladesh border. Its epicentre was near Ambassa, 59 km from Dhaka. The quake also jolted Myanmar and Bhutan.

There has been no report of damages. Last year, a study had warned of a huge earthquake building beneath Bangladesh. Scientists had said they have new evidence of increasing strain where two tectonic plates underlie the world’s largest river delta.

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