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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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.