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M5.2 Roninpara Earthquake, 2007


7 November 2007


WSW of Roninpara, Chittagong


07:10:21 UTC (13:10:21 BST)


22.140 N (GS-NEIC)


92.434 E (GS-NEIC)


25.5 kms (GS-NEIC)


Mb 5.2 (GS-NEIC), 5.3 (GSR)

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A moderate earthquake struck the Chittagong Hill Tracts in south-eastern Bangladesh, on 7 November 2007 at 13:10 PM local time. It had a magnitude of Mb=5.2 and was felt strongly in the region causing minor damage, at least one fatality and some injuries. This is one of the strongest local events in the region since the Mw=5.7 Kolabunia earthquake in 2003 & the Mw=6.1 Bandarban earthquake in 1997.

The earthquake was centr
ed 2 kms WSW of Roninpara (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
10.2 kms NNE of Ruma Bazaar (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
24.3 kms ESE of Bandarban (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
39.8 kms SW of Buntlang (Mizoram), India,
40 kms E of Dohazari (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
44.2 kms SSE of Kaptaimukh (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
60.9 kms WSW of Kaladan (Mizoram), India,
66.9 kms ESE of Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
90.8 kms NNE of Cox's Bazaar (Chittagong), Bangladesh.

A child collapsed at Phone Nyo Hlake village in Buthidaung Township in Myanmar's Rakhine (Arakan) division during the earthquake and died of unknown causes fifteen minutes later. At least 10 people were hurt as a result of this earthquake. Two of the injuries occurred when people jumped out of buildings at Bandarban and Rangamati. One person suffered a broken hand in an earthquake related traffic accident in Chittagong.

If you felt this earthquake please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. The earthquake was strongly felt at Bandarban, Chittagong, Cox's Bazaar and Rangamati. In Bandarban, several buildings developed cracks including the courthouse, the Nilachal Parjatan Tower, the press club and the Sonali Bank. In Chittagong where the earthquake was felt for close to 25-seconds, a newly constructed 5-storey building developed cracks on Rajakpukur Lane in the Andarkillah area. Plaster was dislodged from the walls and the ceiling of the city's Shah Amanat International Airport. Many people rushed outdoors when the earthquake hit; some began praying in fear saying "azans" or "ulu dhoni". It was also felt by people in moving vehicles and at least on injury was caused by an earthquake related traffic accident in the city. Strong shocks were also felt in the city of Cox's Bazaar where hanging objects and furniture were violently shaken and outdoors, birds & animals were frightened. A fire broke out at the Bkahrabad Gas Systems Limited at Fauderhat in Sitakunda when a pipeline was fractured during the earthquake. Tremors from the earthquake were also felt at Comillah, Feni, Khagrachari and Noakhali. Strong tremors were also felt in adjoining parts of Myanmar including at Buthidaung and Maungdaw. In neighbouring India, light tremors felt in Agartala in Tripura and Guwahati in Assam.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GSR), Obninsk, Russia.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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