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M5.1 Jayachari Earthquake, 2002


20 June 2002


NE of Jayachari, Rajshahi


05:40:43 UTC (11:40:43 BST)


25.868 N (ISC)


88.874 E (ISC)


37.8 kms (ISC)


Mw 5.1 (IMD); Mb 4.2 (ISC)

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A moderate earthquake struck northern Bangladesh, on 25 June 2002 at 11:40 AM local time, causing several injuries in the Rajshahi division, Bangladesh. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.1 and was felt for close to 45-seconds.

The earthquake was centred 4.1 kilometres NE of Jayachari (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
9.8 kilometres N of Saidpur (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
23.7 kilometres NNW of Parbatipur (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
40.9 kilometres WNW of Rangpur (Rajshahi), Bangladesh
70.8 kilometres S of Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), India,

121 kilometres NE of Ingraj Bazaar (West Bengal), India,
148 kilometres SSE of Darjeeling (West Bengal), India
170 kilometres N of Rajshahi (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
287 kilometres NW of Dhaka (Dhaka), Bangladesh.

Earthquake related stampedes left 50 persons injured at Rangpur and 5 at Thakurgaon in northern Bangladesh's Rajshahi division.

The quake was strongly felt in the districts of Bogra, Sirajganj and Syedpur causing panic. At Rangpur, it lasted 45-seconds and several old buildings, including the Co-operative Bank on Station Road, the District Commissioner's Office and the Police Superintendent's office, developed cracks. A multi-storied building at Alamnagar is thought to have developed a tilt following the tremor. Elsewhere in Bangladesh, it was felt in the districts of Chittagong, Joypurhat, Kurigram, Panchagarh, Rangpur, Sherpur and Thakurgaon. In neighbouring parts of India, it was felt in the Darjeeling Hills, Jalpaiguri, Koch Bihar and North Dinajpur districts in West Bengal, India. A small aftershock of unknown magnitude was also felt at Joypurhat, Panchagarh and Rangpur.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire.
02) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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