Breaking News: Tremor jolts hit Chittagong

Chittagong, Bangladesh:  A moderate tremor measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted different parts of the Bangladesh, including Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet, on December 22 night, according to the US Geological Survey reports.

There was no immediate report of casualties or damage in the quake that was felt around 10:41pm.

Officials at Met office in Dhaka said the epicenter of the quake was at the India-Burma border region (in Burma), some 486-km between east and north east from the Dhaka Seismic Observatory Center.

Chittagong, Noakhali, Bandarban, Khulna, Patuakhali and Rajshahi said panic-stricken people came out of their houses during the tremor, according to UNB staff reporter from Cox’s Bazar.

A number of buildings in the port city of Chittagong developed cracks during the jolt caused by the quake.

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