Dual Earth Shakes: Mild Tremors Ripple Through Bangladesh And Ladakh On December 2nd

Bangladesh experienced tremors on Saturday, December 2nd, at precisely 9:35 AM local time, sending ripples of concern throughout the nation. The Richter scale recorded the magnitude of the tremor at 5.6, with its epicenter located in Ramganj, a region near the capital, Dhaka.

Contrary to expectations, the impact was not confined to Dhaka alone; cities including Comilla, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Rangpur, Chuadanga, Noakhali, and Kushtia felt the vibrations. Furthermore, neighboring India reported mild tremors in some of its districts.


Sources reveal that the seismic activity originated approximately 55 kilometers below the Earth's surface, emphasizing its mild nature. While the tremors were felt in both the northern and southern regions of West Bengal, adjacent Indian districts also experienced subtle ground movements. Fortunately, there have been no reports of significant damage or casualties.

The National Center for Seismology posted the news on X and wrote, "Earthquake of Magnitude:5.6, Occurred on 02-12-2023, 09:05:31 IST, Lat: 23.15 & Long: 90.89, Depth: 55 Km ,Location: Bangladesh, India."

In a separate incident on the same day, Ladakh, a region in northern India, also experienced a seismic event at 8:25 a.m. local time. The Richter scale recorded this event at a magnitude of 3.4, with its epicenter situated approximately 10 kilometers below the Earth's surface.

The National Center for Seismology posted and wrote, "Earthquake of Magnitude:3.4, Occurred on 02-12-2023, 08:25:38 IST, Lat: 35.44 & Long: 77.36, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Ladakh, India."

The dual occurrence of mild tremors in Bangladesh and Ladakh serves as a reminder of the dynamic nature of our planet. While these events cause momentary concern, it is crucial to appreciate the efforts of seismic monitoring centers and emergency management offices in promptly disseminating information and ensuring public safety.

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