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    5.1 magnitude quake jolts Dhaka

    A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Dhaka and some other parts of the country.

  • 7 dead in Turkish province bordering Iran after earthquake

    Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has said seven people including three children were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran, the official Anadolu news agency reported.

  • Strong quake shakes Athens, knocks out phone service

    A strong and shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Athens, knocking out phone connections, collapsing a couple of abandoned buildings and causing power outages, as worried residents rushed into the streets.

  • Sin Chew editor killed in Indonesia quake

    The deputy executive editor-in-chief of Sin Chew Daily Tai Siew Kim is killed in a landslide caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Lombok Island of Indonesia.

  • 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocks northeastern Bangladesh

    Light earthquake felt in Bangladesh

    The light tremor, measuring 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, is felt in different parts of the country including the capital.

  • Another 6.7-magnitude quake hits Indonesian province

    The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported that a 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted East Nusa Tenggara’s West Sumba of Indonesia again.

  • Earthquake in Iran leaves over 600 injured

    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran's western border with Iraq injured more than 600 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television has said. No fatalities have been reported.

  • Powerful quake in Indonesia kills 91, tourists flee

    Daybreak reveals chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 91 people and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week.

  • Earthquake in Bangladesh

    Hotel collapses in Taiwan earthquake

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck just to the northeast of the city of Hualien in Taiwan tonight, the US Geological Survey says, causing a hotel to collapse and forcing the closure of a nearby highway, the government says.

  • Earthquake in Bangladesh

    4.2 magnitude tremor jolts northern districts

    A mild earthquake jolts the northern districts of Bangladesh including Rajshahi.

  • bangladesh hit by earthquake

    Mild tremor jolts northern districts

    A mild earthquake jolts some parts of the country’s northern districts.

  • Tremor jolts Dhaka, some other dists

    A tremor jolted different parts of the country, including the capital, yesterday morning.

  • bangladesh hit by earthquake

    Tremor jolts Dhaka

    A mild earthquake jolts different parts of the country including the capital Dhaka.

  • Kathal Bagan in the capital

    Homes heedless of tremor risk

    The Tejgaon Fire Station building in the capital has been retrofitted and six more fire station buildings await the same to become earthquake resistant. At least 300 garment factory buildings across the country and many office buildings of international organisations in Dhaka also have undergone the seismic retrofitting.

  • Dhaka Medical College Hospital

    Hospitals in grave peril

    Two of the country's largest public health facilities -- Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Mitford Hospital -- might not be able to withstand an earthquake of seven magnitude on the Richter scale.

  • Mexico mega quake death toll rises to 61

    Police, soldiers and emergency workers race to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 61 people.

  • 2 dead after quake hits Italy holiday island

    A magnitude-4.0 earthquake strikes the Italian holiday island of Ischia, causing destruction leaving two people dead at peak tourist season, authorities say.

  • Quake strikes in remote part of China's Sichuan province

    An earthquake measuring 6.5 in magnitude strikes China's remote and mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan, the US Geological Survey says, causing some damage to buildings in a tourist resort but no immediate reports of mass casualties.

  • 5 dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

    A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala and southern Mexico, killing five people, causing power outages, and knocking down homes.

  • Indonesia Earthquake

    6.8 Indonesia quake damages buildings

    A strong, shallow earthquake rocks Indonesia's central Sulawesi province, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses.

  • Rain washes out first day's play

    Persistent rain forced the abandonment of the first day's play of the first cricket Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday.

  • NZ-Pak first Test from today

    Pakistan and New Zealand both claimed the high ground on the eve of Thursday's first Test in Christchurch, with the Black Caps drawing inspiration from Brendon McCullum's classic farewell innings.

  • Pak Test to go ahead after N.Zealand quake

    The first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan is set to go ahead in Christchurch this week, despite a massive earthquake which killed at least two people and caused major infrastructure damage.

  • Earthquake jolts Bangladesh

    A tremor jolts Dhaka and other parts of the country.

  • Challenging the earth shattering implications

    A research study was recently shared across print and electronic media, which predicted that a 9.0 magnitude mega earthquake will hit the central eastern part of Bangladesh, especially in and around Dhaka city.

  • Minister's earthquake prediction

    It is with bemusement that we note our Minister for Relief and Disaster Management giving such categorical assurance that Bangladesh will not experience a massive earthquake in the magnitude of 8 or 9 on the Richter scale.

  • Earthquake disaster management

    It is indeed unsettling to note that when it comes to earthquake of a high magnitude, our disaster management preparedness is almost nonexistent.

  • Earthquake preparedness

    As Bangladesh is one of the riskiest countries for earthquake, we should be aware of how to stay safe during an earthquake.

  • Sylhet city earthquake-prone

    Sylhet city sits in close proximity of the Dauki fault line making it susceptible to widespread damage should a major quake occur.

  • Another 6.1 tremor felt in Ecuador

    A fresh tremor rattles Ecuador overnight, a 6.1 magnitude jolt that was the strongest aftershock since a lethal earthquake killed hundreds of people on Saturday. There was no immediate report of further damage.