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M4.1 Rajshahi Earthquake, 2008

Date:

5 July 2008

Epicentre:

WNW of Rajshahi, Rajshahi

Time:

16:55:53 UTC (22:55:53 BST)

Latitude:

24.400 N (IMD)

Longitude:

88.500 E (IMD)

Depth:

29.4 kms (IMD)

Magnitude:

M? 4.1 (IMD)

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A light earthquake occurred on the Bangladesh-India border, on 5 July 2008 at 22:55 PM local time in Bangladesh. It had a magnitude of M?=4.1 and was felt in parts Rajshahi in Bangladesh as well as in parts of West Bengal in India.

The earthquake was cen
tred 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.


References
01) India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi.
02) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel
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