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
This is one of the strongest local events in the region since
Mw=5.7 Kolabunia earthquake in
2003 & the Mw=6.1 Bandarban earthquake in 1997.
The earthquake was centred
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
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.
National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC),
of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GSR), Obninsk, Russia.
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the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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