earthquake occurred on the Bangladesh-India border, on 5 July
2008 at 22:55 PM
local time in Bangladesh. It had a magnitude of
and was felt in parts Rajshahi in Bangladesh as well as in
parts of West Bengal in India.
The earthquake was centred
6.4 kms WNW of Rajshahi (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
25.7 kms E of Lalgola (West Bengal), India,
31.7 kms SE of Nawabganj (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
34.8 kms NE of Murshidabad (West Bengal), India,
49.3 kms W of Natore (Rajshahi), Bangladesh,
68 kms NE of Kandi (West Bengal), India,
87.4 kms NW of Pabna (Pabna), Bangladesh,
110 kms N of Krishnanagar (West Bengal), India,
204 kms N of BBG Bag, Kolkata (West Bengal), India.
If you felt this
event, please take the time
to fill out a
felt report questionnaire. In
Rajshahi division in Bangladesh, it was strongly felt at
Chapainawabganj, Naogaon, Natore and Rajshahi sending many people
rushing outdoors. At least 30 buildings developed cracks and a
6-storey building "tilted" in the division. In West Bengal, India,
it was felt at Birbhum, Burdwan, Malda and Murshidabad.
01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
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