2017 Tripura earthquake

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2017 Bengal earthquake
2017 Tripura earthquake is located in India
2017 Tripura earthquake
UTC time 2017-01-03 09:09:02
ISC event 611831467
Local date 3 May 2017 (2017-05-03)
Local time 02:39 p.m IST
Magnitude Mw  5.7
Depth 32.0 km (19.9 mi)[1]
Epicenter 24°00′54″N 92°01′05″E / 24.015°N 92.018°E / 24.015; 92.018Coordinates: 24°00′54″N 92°01′05″E / 24.015°N 92.018°E / 24.015; 92.018[1]
Areas affected Bangladesh
Casualties 3 dead, 8 injured

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck India 20 km (12 mi) east north-east of Ambassa in the state of Tripura on January 5, 2017 with a maximum observed intensity of 6-7 EMS.[2] It struck at 2:39 pm local time (09:09 UTC), and was centered in an isolated area. The estimated depth was 32.0 km.[1]

One person died and five others were injured in India. At least 50 houses were damaged due to landslides that occurred in Dhalai district, while roads were blocked after trees were uprooted.[3] According to the Tripura State Disaster Management Authority, at least 6,727 buildings were damaged in Tripura in the districts of Dhalai and Unakoti.[2] Shaking was felt in many parts of north-eastern India including as far as Kolkata.[2] The tremor was also felt in neighboring Bangladesh, where two people died and three others were injured.[4][5] The earthquake caused liquefaction on the banks of the Manu river in Tripura and along the Dhalai river in adjacent parts of Bangladesh, in particular in the Kamalganj area.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "M 5.7 - 20km ENE of Ambasa, India". United States Geological Survey. January 3, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Debbarma, Jimmi; Martin, Stacey S.; Suresh, G.; Ahsan, Aktarul; Gahalaut, Vineet K. "Preliminary observations from the 3 January 2017, Mw 5.6 Manu, Tripura (India) earthquake". Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 148: 173–180. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.08.030.
  3. ^ "Woman dies and few injured as quake hits northeast India". thenortheasttoday.com. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Earthquake kills schoolgirl in Sylhet". www.observerbd.com. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "1 dies of fright as tremor shakes Bangladesh | Dhaka Tribune". Dhaka Tribune. January 3, 2017. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

External links

  • The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.
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