Tuesday, January 3, 2017

5.5R in India-Bangladesh Border! <---As expected

A 5.5R event in the border between Inda and Bangladesh has just come. We will try to find out more.
See Bangladesh Calendar.

Tremors were felt across Assam and Northeast India as an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 jolted Tripura, near the India-Bangladesh border. The epicentre of the quake was near Ambassa, 59 km from state capital Agartala. The state government sources have confirmed that the epicenter in all likelihood is in Longtorai hill range between Ambassa and Kumarghat. There has been no report of damages and the state government is reviewing the situation since the area is remote.The quake was also felt in neighbouring Bangladesh, Northern Myanmar and Bhutan.

This was the first time that Tripura was the epicentre of an earthquake measuring beyond 5 in the Moment Magnitude Scale, the sources said. Last year, a study from the Columbia University of the US had warned of a huge earthquake building in the area in and around Bangladesh. Scientists had said they have new evidence of increasing strain between two sections of earth's crust, called tectonic plates, under the world's largest river delta. Such quakes happen when a tectonic plate is slowly thrusting under another -- the affected area is called a subsonic zone. All of earth's biggest known earthquakes occur along such zones. But till now, all such known zones were under the ocean. This one appears to be entirely under the land, which greatly multiplies the threat. The Indian Ocean quake and the resulting tsunami that killed around 230,000 people in 2004 was an example of one such quake.
Many panic-stricken people ran out of their homes and shops, as the tremor ran through the region. “It was the strongest earthquake that I have felt till date. It felt as if the whole building would collapse,” Pradip Mallik, an Agartala resident, said.


mb 5.5
Date time2017-01-03 09:08:59.5 UTC
Location24.09 N ; 91.95 E
Depth10 km
Distances161 km E of Dhaka, Bangladesh / pop: 10,357,000 / local time: 15:08:59.4 2017-01-03
72 km E of Agartala, India / pop: 204,000 / local time: 14:38:59.4 2017-01-03
18 km NE of Āmbāsa, India / pop: 6,400 / local time: 14:38:59.4 2017-01-03
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