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Moderate Shallow Earthquake Jolts Parts Of Bangladesh

Disaster Report: Moderate shallow earthquake strikes Bangladesh today. Th epicenter was located just 24 km far from Capital Dhaka.

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Original Post: Natural Disasters List March 18, 2012

M 4.6 moderate shallow earthquake strikes Bangladesh (@ 16 km depth) today with epicenter located 5 km NE Narayanganj. The earthquake has struck in a very highly populated area in the Dhaka Province. Light to weak shaking will have experienced by the people of Dhaka. However, NO DAMAGE CONFIRMED.
The tremor was felt in Uttara, Mohakhali, Rampura and Mirpur.
”earthquake_bangladesh_dhaka_map”It is a flat region with a maximum altitude of 44 m. The maximum slope in the area of the earthquake is 2.216% and the maximum altitude is 44 m. Since this is a low slope, the risk of earthquake induced landslides is low.
Places close to epicenter: The earthquake struck 24km far from the city of Dhaka. The nearest populated places are Char Amirabad (17km), Damla (17km), Akater Char (18km), Baghra (14km), Birtara (17km), Char Bilaspur (15km), Char Madhur (9km), Damua (6km), Baraikhali (9km), Bara Ramnathpur (8km), Dakshin Bahra (14km), Khalpar (13km), Agla (4km), Madhabpur (3km), Baghair (18km), Abidhara (17km), Mugar Char (12km), Bakchar (10km), Aona (5km), Ati (18km), Badra (17km), Alinagar (12km), Pitachaka (17km), Baliadangi (12km), Alokdia (14km), Singair (17km). It is a flat region with a maximum altitude of 44 m.
02:56 UTC (local time Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 08:56 AM @ epicenter)
Epicenter Location
24 km WSW of DHAKA, Bangladesh
34 km SW of Tungi (Tongi), Bangladesh
106 km WNW of Comilla, Bangladesh
221 km ENE of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India

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Felt Reports Received by "Disaster Report" through felt report form
Nazmul Huda from Dhaka, South Badda: At the time of incident I was in my apartment 2nd floor of 4 storyed building. Though it was M 4.6 earth quake but the shake seems to me very high, may be due to epicenter was very near. No damage, surrounding mine, reported.

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