Tuesday, April 23, 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

6.8 Sikkim quake jolts Bangladesh

Causes widespread panic; no major loss A 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolted the country yesterday evening, prompting thousands of panic-stricken people to rush out into the street from their homes. The quake that was felt for nearly two minutes from 6:40:47pm had its epicentre in Sikkim, India. It was the strongest tremor to have hit the ... Read more