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Earthquake jolts Dhaka

Published : 05 May 2023 10:35 PM | Updated : 06 May 2023 01:18 PM

A light earthquake jolted different parts of Dhaka in the early hours of Friday.

 The quake was felt around 5.57am at 4.3 degree on Richter scale, according to a Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) press release.

 The quake's epicenter was Dohar, approximately 30 km away from East South East of BMD Seismic Centre, Agargaon, Dhaka. However, no casualty was reported.

UNB adds: An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 was felt in the capital and its neighbouring areas at around 6am on Friday.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located around 14 km east-southeast of Dhaka’s Dohar upazila, at a depth of 10 km, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

People took to social media to report the jolt all across the capital.

No damage has been reported at the time of filing this report.

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