Slightly dangerous earthquake below Bangladesh / India

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Update 09:34 UTC : Max light shaking (MMI IV) expected bu USGS

Schermafbeelding 2017-01-03 om 10.34.54

Update 09:33 UTC :

Schermafbeelding 2017-01-03 om 10.31.35

168 km E of Dhaka, Bangladesh / pop: 10,357,000 / local time: 15:08:58.8 2017-01-03
79 km E of Agartala, India / pop: 204,000 / local time: 14:38:58.8 2017-01-03
23 km NE of Āmbāsa, India / pop: 6,400 / local time: 14:38:58.8 2017-01-03

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-01-03 14:38:59

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-01-03 09:08:59

Depth (Hypocenter) : 35 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Ambasa, India Jan 03 09:09 5.5 36 MAP I Felt It
  • Kolkata - Felt it
  • Dharmanagar - I was lying on bed in 1st floor and my parents were in ground floor! It was felt in a quite obvious manner as everything was shaking, less severe in comparison to last year Nepal disaster which I experienced being in Siliguri! No damage to property as such!
  • AGARTALA - i was taking bath.. suddenly the tiles of the bathroom was like shaking n the water in the bucket rippled fot a few second..i coudn't go out :D but yah we should hv quake anticipation system.. otherwise oneday.... :
  • khowai - (when i watcing tv sudden everything shaking i shocked and panic shouting and my mom kitchen room cooking i am running out from homr and talk to my mom eathquke go out home and outside seen that tree,pond everything shaking
  • Agartala - very strongly felt
  • Siliguri - There was a slight jolt.. I noticed the water in the bottles and they were shaking..
  • Shillong - I was cooking and I realized that the utensils was making some sounds. My mom shouted...
  • GEOFON India-bangladesh Border Region Jan 03 09:09 5.6 36 MAP I Felt It
  • Agartala - Everything was shaking
  • Agartala - Was reading the book when my desk shaked and everybody was terrified in my house.
  • Dhaka, BUET - No casualty or no damage of property.
  • EMSC Tripura, India Region Jan 03 09:08 5.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dhubri - A Bit strong shake lasted for around a minute had a feeling that it stroke twice
  • Comilla Sadar - This is Towkid from Comilla, Bangladesh. Felt couple of slight shaking. The first one lasted for about couple of seconds. But the second one was about 30 seconds long. People running outta houses. But no damage whatsoever...
  • sylhet - very strong but time length is 10 to 20 sec
  • Siliguri Jalpaiguri - shook for a few seconds consistently but was not felt by most in ground floor, I was in second floor
  • Jalpaiguri - Moderate tremors. Bed and sofa was shaking
  • Agartala,Tripura - I was in first floor.Every thing around me was shaking strongly for few second.
  • Agartala,Tripura - I was in first floor.Every thing around me was shaking strongly for few second.
  • Tushar Dhara R/A ,Dhaka -1362 - I want to know about the earthqueak . Please send me




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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