Earthquakes in BangladeshIn Bangladesh earthquakes are moderate, but cause even slight damages to robust houses. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes do not occur very frequently.
11 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Bangladesh by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- May 21, 9:14 amMagnitude 4.5: 19 km west-southwest of Falam, Myanmar at a depth of 49.25 km.
- May 15, 10:17 pmMagnitude 4.1: 5 km south-southeast of Morigaon, India at a depth of 10 km.
Earthquakes in Bangladesh since 1950The strongest earthquake in Bangladesh happened on 02/06/1988 in the region Sylhet; India (Tipura-Assam) with a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 45 km resulted in 2 deaths.
|01/12/2008||Rangamati, Bangladesh||47 km||5.0||0|
|11/07/2007||Chittagong, Bandarban, Rangamati||21 km||5.1||0|
|06/20/2002||Rangpur, Thakurgaon, Almanagar||43 km||4.5||0|
|07/22/1999||Maheshkhali Island, Cox's Bazaar||11 km||4.2||6|
|02/06/1988||Sylhet; India (Tipura-Assam)||45 km||5.8||2|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.