Bangladesh Earthquake

Moderate but shallow earthquake shakes millions of people in the greater Dhaka area, Bangladesh

Last update: March 18, 2012 at 10:31 am by By 

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 4.6
UTC Time : Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 02:56:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 08:56:10 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 15.7 km (9.8 miles)
Geo-location(s) :
24 km (14 miles) WSW of DHAKA, Bangladesh
34 km (21 miles) SW of Tungi (Tongi), Bangladesh
106 km (65 miles) WNW of Comilla, Bangladesh   

– The earthquakes epicenter was located about 10 km from the Padma river
– Dhaka is a city with a population of 6,488,623
– The earthquake was shallow and could thus well be felt by millions of people
– Bangladesh Meteorological Department reported that the M 4.6 tremor shook buildings in the capital Dhaka at 8:56 am. No casualties were reported immediately but panic broke out among a lot of Dhaka residents. The earthquake was also felt in Uttara, Mohakhali, Rampura and Mirpur.
– In average we can say that the earthquake had an intensity of IV (light shaking). Most people reported a V or VI MMI, but we know that people are inflating what they felt a little bit because they are not used to feeling earthquake shaking.
– We have seen NO reports of damage or injuries so far

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