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A Strong Earthquake Felt in Near Dhaka Bangladesh. Magnitude 6.3 hits near India-Myanmer Border


An earthquake with magnitude 6.3 strikes 175 km E of Chittagong, Bangladesh (Myanmar-India border region) about 9 minutes ago: European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC)

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A strong and shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). According to the alert by the independent organisation and provider of real-time earthquake information, the quake struck 174km east of Bangladesh’s Chittagong, and the tremors were felt as far away as in West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam in eastern India.

As per user testimonies posted by the EMSC on its website, the earthquake was a “long shake” for about 30 seconds in most parts of Kolkata and Guwahati, where the effects were felt.

“Very strong,” one such witness posted on EMSC from Chittagong, which is about 184 km (115 miles) west of the quake’s epicentre.

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