WORLD 5.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Bangladesh's capital


5.2-magnitude earthquake rattles Bangladesh's capital


14:42, December 05, 2022

DHAKA, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bangladesh's capital Dhaka and parts of the country on Monday morning, according to a meteorologist of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Kazi Zebunnesa, a meteorologist from Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told Xinhua that the epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 km in the Bay of Bengal.

The meteorologist said the epicenter was 520 kilometers away from Agargaon Seismic Center in capital Dhaka. The earthquake occurred at around 9:02 a.m. local time.

Fire service officers said they had not received any report of damage or casualty yet.

Bangladesh, which sits in the zone of earthquakes, is prone to tremors.

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