Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Distance saved fragile Dhaka

Sikkim quake a warning for the unplanned city  Even the vulnerable and unplanned buildings in Dhaka sustained Sunday’s Sikkim earthquake, as it wakened by the time it struck Bangladesh. The capital felt a “weak” (3.0 to 4.0 on Richter scale) jolt while the northern districts shook “lightly” (4.0 on Richter scale)

Troubles brewing in silence

Quake toll rises to 71 Indications are strong for major earthquakes to strike South Asia, geological experts observed yesterday, a day after a 6.9 magnitude quake in Sikkim rattled the region, killing 71 people in India and Nepal. A number of below-surface cracks, geologically known as faults, have made the region the most quake-prone in ... Read more

Bangladesh 6th ‘high-risk country’

Ranks disaster watchdog  A leading disaster watchdog has ranked Bangladesh as the world’s sixth “high disaster risk country” in terms of its exposure to typhoons, earthquake and tsunamis. The German-based United Nations University (UNU) Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in its ‘World Risk Report-2011’ said Bangladesh ranked second in its risk index in