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M4.8 Matlab Bazaar Earthquake, Chittagong


10 September 2010


N of Matlab Bazaar, CTG


17:24:18 UTC (23:24:18 BST)


23.422 N (PDE)


90.695 E (PDE)


14.1 kms (PDE)


Mb=4.8 (PDE); Md=4.8 (DUEO)

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A light earthquake (M4.0-4.9 termed as light) struck the Matlab Bazaar upazila in Chandpur district, Chittagong division on 10 September 2010 at 23:24 PM local time. It had a magnitude of Mb=4.8 and was widely felt in Bangladesh.

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The earthquake was centr
ed 1.8 kms SW of Ghasir Char (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
8.5 kms N of Matlab Bazaar (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
22 kms NNE of Chandpur (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
29.7 kms SE of Narayanganj (Dhaka),Bangladesh,
43.3 kms SE of Dhaka (Dhaka), Bangladesh,
49.6 kms W of Comilla (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
74 kms WSW of Agartala (Tripura), India,
86.6 kms NNE of Barisal (Barisal), Bangladesh,
167 kms NW of Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
257 kms ENE of Kolkata (West Bengal), India.

Tremors were felt strongly in parts of Chittagong and Dhaka divisions. In Chandpur, one building tilted at the Fishery Institute while another developed cracks. A 13-storey building and a 7-storey building on Chashara Road developed cracks in Narayanganj. Tremors were felt in much of Bangladesh including at Bagerhat, Barisal, Bhairab Bazaar, Bhola, Bramhanbaria, Chandpur, Comilla, Dhaka, Feni, Gazipur, Gopalganj, Habiganj, Jamalpur, Khulna, Kishorganj, Kushtia, Laxmipur, Madaripur, Magura, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narsingdi, Natore, Noakhali, Pabna, Pirojpur, Rajbari, Tangail, Savar, Shariatpur and Sirajganj. In Dhaka, the earthquake was widely felt throughout the city including at Badda, Dhanmondi, Farmgate, Gulshan, Mirpur, Mohakhali, Mohammedpur, Shyamoli, Tejgaon, Tejkunipara and Uttara. Tremors were also felt in adjacent parts of India in the state of Tripura as well as in Ballygunge in Kolkata, West Bengal. No casualties were reported from anywhere in Bangladesh or Tripura.

A Md=4.0 event at 16:40:01 UTC preceded the larger earthquake. It was centred 60-kilometres from Dhaka in the Chandpur district. This is the strongest local earthquake in the Dhaka region since 2001 when a Mw=4.2 tremor occurred on the south-western outskirts of the city injuring nearly one hundred people.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (PDE), Golden, USA.
02) Dhaka University Seismic Network (DUEO), Dhaka, Bangladesh
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media.

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