5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Bangladesh While A 3.4 Magnitude One Hits Ladakh

Bangladesh was hit by an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude while Ladakh witnessed a earthquake of 3.4 magnitude.

by Shreya Rathod
5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Bangladesh While A 3.4 Magnitude One Hits Ladakh

Today, two earthquake incidents took place in Bangladesh and Ladakh. According to the National Centre for Seismology, Bangladesh was hit by a 5.6-magnitude earthquake. While Ladakh was witnessed by one of 3.4 magnitude; details here.

Bangladesh Was Hit By 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake

Bangladesh and India were struck by an earthquake on Saturday morning that registered a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter Scale, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS). According to NCS, the tremors began to be felt at about 9:05 am. The NCS said on X, the old Twitter, that an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter Scale hit Bangladesh, India at around 9:05 am today. In fact, it occurred 10 km below the surface.

As the earthquake struck adjacent Bangladesh, tremors were detected throughout West Bengal. The article also stated that there have been no reports of damage from any location in the eastern state, according to the West Bengal Disaster Management Department. According to reports, the disaster management department official stated they had not received any calls reporting damage. According to him, they have not yet received the final report. There have been no reports of earthquake-related damage as of yet.

Furthermore, representatives from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Kolkata Police stated that there had been no reports of property or human casualties in the city. Also, an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale struck the region of Ladakh.

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Ladakh Was Hit By 3.4 Magnitude One

Ladakh was hit by an earthquake with a Richter scale value of 3.4. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reports that the earthquakes were felt in the area at 8:25 in the morning. The epicentre was 10 km deep and was at latitude 35.44 and longitude 77.36.

Both Ladakh and Leh are located in the nation’s Seismic Zone-IV, which puts them at a high risk of earthquakes. Because Leh and Ladakh are located in the tectonically active Himalayan region, earthquakes frequently occur there. Scientific data on seismicity, historical seismic activity, and the region’s tectonic structure have identified the country’s earthquake-prone zones.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has divided the nation into four seismic zones—zones V, IV, III, and II—based on these inputs. While Zone II is linked to the lowest level of seismicity, Zone V anticipates the highest amount of seismic activity.

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