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M6.9 earthquake felt in Dhaka, Bangladesh today — Epicenter in Myanmar


Earthquake epicenter map of Dhaka, Bangladesh
An earthquake has been felt in parts of Bangladesh including capital Dhaka today. The tremor was the result of  magnitude 6.9 very strong earthquake with its epicenter in Myanmar.

The earthquake occurred at 07:55 pm Wednesday evening on April 13, 2016. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was located at an intermediate depth of 83.7 miles.

At least 75 people mainly women and children sustained injuries while coming out of workplaces and residential buildings in Chittagong and Sunamganj areas of Bangladesh, Dhaka Tribune reported. Four people are said to be in critical condition.

The tremor was also felt in India and Nepal. In India, at least two people died and more than 70 injured, DNA India reported.

Following the tectonic summary, USGS has mentioned, "the April 13, 2016 M 6.9 earthquake southeast of Mawlaik, Burma, occurred as the result of oblique reverse faulting at an intermediate depth, approximately 140 km beneath western Burma."

Today morning, magnitude 4.6 moderate earthquake rattled neighboring Manipur state of India.

Epicenter Location
74.0 km (46.0 mi) SE of Mawlaik, Burma
103.0 km (64.0 mi) NW of Shwebo, Burma
115.0 km (71.5 mi) NNW of Monywa, Burma
165.0 km (102.5 mi) W of Mogok, Burma
396.0 km (246.1 mi) NNW of Nay Pyi Taw, Burma