Update April 13, 2016

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6.9 Strong earthquake jolts Bangladesh

Sumel Sarker

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6.9 Strong earthquake jolts Bangladesh

13 April 2016, Nirapad News: A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck the capital and other parts of the country on Wednesday night.

The earthquake has rattled the country at 7.55 pm, prompting thousands of panic-stricken people to rush out into the streets from their homes and offices.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has said, the quake which struck northwest Myanmar was 6.9 in magnitude.

The epicentre of the earthquake was 74 kilometres southeast of Mawlaik in Myanmar, the USGS confirmed.

Earthquake caused strong tremors in northeastern India in West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Orissa and Jharkhand, according to Times of India.

Strong tremors were also felt in Guwahati and Kolkata, where buildings were evacuated. People from Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Dumka and other parts of the Jharkhand also felt the tremors.

Tremors were felt in northern India in Delhi and in the NCR region and in Bhubaneswar, Orissa.

The tremors of the quake were also felt in Nepal and Bhutan, kathmandupost has reported.

No casualties, however, were reported when the report was filed.

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