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M4.9 Mymansingh-Gauripur Earthquake, 2008


27 July 2008


ENE of Mymensingh, Dhaka Division


18:51:49 UTC (00:51:49 BST)


24.773 N (GS-NEIC)


90.480 E (GS-NEIC)


05.2 kms (GS-NEIC)


Mb=4.9 (GS-NEIC), 5.1 (GSR)

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A light earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as light) occurred in northern Bangladesh, on 27 July 2008 at 00:51 AM local time in Bangladesh. It had a magnitude of Mb=4.9 and was felt in many parts of Bangladesh causing several injuries and considerable panic. Tremors were also felt in adjoining parts of India.

The earthquake was centred 4.7 kms NW of Darun Lama (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
7.1 kms WNW of Gauripur (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
9.7 kms ENE of Mymensingh (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
25.2 kms E of Muktagatcha (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
49.7 kms S of Baghamara (Meghalaya), India,
46.2 kms N of Kishorganj (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
60 kms SE of Jamalpur (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
88.1 kms NE of Sirajganj (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
119 kms N od Dhaka (Dhaka Div.), Bangladesh,
164 kms SE of Rangpur (Rajshahi Div.), Bangladesh,
202 kms SW of Guwahati (Assam), India.

If you felt this event, please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. Apart from Mymensingh where the earthquake caused panic, tremors from this earthquake were felt in many parts of Bangladesh in the districts of Dhaka, Mymensingh, Narsingdi, Sylhet and Tangail, including Bogra, Gazipur, Jessore, Kishorgan, Moulvi Bazaar, Netrakona, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sunamganj and Sylhet. Tremors were also felt in many parts of  the Dhaka metropolitan area including Banani TSO, Dhanmondi (Dhaka GPO), Eskaton, Jatrabari, Kataban, Lammatia, Mirpur, Rajabazaar, Shantinagar and Wari TSO. At least 25 students were injured at Dhaka University after jumping out of the upper floors of dormitories in panic. Felt reports received by this website from the Dhaka region indicate tremors lasting between 5-10 seconds that were strong enough to shake light furniture, gently oscillate hanging objects and be felt by many people indoors, especially on the upper floors of buildings. Elsewhere in Bangladesh, tremors were felt as far as Barguna in Barisal district to the south of Dhaka. Tremors were also felt in adjacent parts of India in the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura

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

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