Dhaka – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday with the tremors strongly felt in Eastern India, Bangladesh and Thailand.
The epicenter of the quake was reportedly located more than the 350 kilometers from the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong.
Offices and colleges in Dhaka were evacuated. Many residents were seen came out of their homes as the earthquake struck at about 4.37 pm. The jolt lasted for more than 30 seconds.
No casualty or damage was reported from any part of the country.
Indian newspaper reported that the jolt caused many people to run for shelter. Metro services in Kolkata were halted after the tremors; they have resumed now, NDTV reported from Kolkata.
In Patna, the tremors lasted about three seconds, said NDTV’s reporter, adding that the quake was felt across the state of Bihar.
The epicentre of the 6.8 Richter scale earthquake was 190km south-west of Mandalay in Myanmar, according to US Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey said the depth of the quake was 84.1kilometers.
Bangladesh felt a moderate tremor on Tuesday morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was also in Myanmar.
BBC reported that the Wednesday’s quake was felt in parts of Thailand.