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.
was centred 4.1
kilometres NE of Jayachari (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
9.8 kilometres N of Saidpur (Rajshahi),
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
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
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.
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India Meteorological Department (IMD),
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