Geologists put bangladesh in moderate earthquake prone zone each year this country experiences thousands of mild to moderate earthquake thanks to heaven that the latest severe earthquake happened about a century ago. Bangladesh lies well within an active seismic zone and is prone to earthquakes to determine earthquake forces on a structure, static analysis has gained popularity in the country and also in many other countries because of the simplicity of the method. New research reveals a major earthquake could strike in the mega-populated country of bangladesh and northeastern india. Global seismic hazard assessment program there are several major earthquake zones in north america one of the most notable can be found on alaska's central coast, extending north to anchorage and fairbanks.
Status of earthquakes bangladesh is surrounded by the regions of high seismicity which include the himalayan arc and shillong plateau in the north, the burmese arc, arakan yoma anticlinorium in the east and complex naga-disang-jaflong thrust zones in the northeast. The maximum magnitudes of earthquake that can be produced in different tectonic blocks are given in table 1, bolt   , and different magnitude level of earthquake zone in bangladesh given in figure 1. However, bangladesh lies in active earthquake zone recently, some serious and horrible shakes occurred in bangladesh have made the experts worried for example, on the last 10th of september, two back to back shakes of 48 and 32 on the richter scale have occurred.
Bangladesh, myanmar and eastern india (all near top) are bisected by an extension of the tectonic boundary that ruptured under the indian ocean in 2004, killing some 230,000 people known quakes. The 1997 chittagong earthquake (also known as the bandarban earthquake) occurred on november 21 at 11:23 utc in the bangladesh-india-myanmar border region it had a magnitude of m w 61 the epicenter was located in southern mizoram , india. Earthquakes around one half of bangladesh, including the cities of moulvibazar and sylhet, is located in a high-risk earthquake zone most of the rest, including dhaka, is considered moderate risk.
Bangladesh has had: (m15 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 0 earthquakes in the past 7 days 2 earthquakes in the past 30 days 11 earthquakes in the past 365 days. Earthquake eurasian plate indian plate bangladesh is located in a tectonically active region close to the plate boundaries of the north moving indian plate and. Bangladesh is sitting on a time bomb, with scientists warning that increasing strain at the meeting of two tectonic plates beneath the country could lead to a catastrophic earthquake. Bangladesh is divided into 3 earthquake zones (figure as just to its east is the burmese arc where a large number of shallow depth earthquakes originateearthquake zones in bangladesh the first seismic zoning map of the subcontinent was compiled by the geological survey of india in 1935. The purpose of this paper is to review earthquake zones in bangladesh, and methods of predicting earth- quakes the statistical analysis of earthquakes has been discussed here of predicting earthquakes in bangladesh.
Seismic zonation map of bangladesh bangladesh earthquake society (bes) to each source zone implying that, earthquakes. Threatened earthquake disaster in side bangladesh may be expected from these active seismic zones outside the national boundary tsunami is the terrific tidal wave caused by the underwater earthquakes, usually strikes the pacific and atlantic coasts. Dhaka, bangladesh has had: (m15 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 0 earthquakes in the past 7 days 2 earthquakes in the past 30 days 6 earthquakes in the past 365 days.
For this reason, the earthquake in bangladesh is a common matter to the people we are lucky enough as no severe incident happens in years most of the areas in bangladesh are located on the maximum magnitude zone of the tectonic blocks. A natural disaster and public awareness a a khan 1 , m hoque 1 , s h akhter 1 & m a hoque 1 abstract: the nature and the distribution of the earthquake events in different seismic zones.
Seismic zone expression of the proneness of a region to earthquake occurrence in the historical past including the expectations in future a region experiencing more frequent and large earthquakes has a higher seismicity compared to one with less frequent and small earthquakes. A megathrust fault could be lurking underneath myanmar, bangladesh, and india, exposing millions to the risk of a magnitude 90 earthquake. Earthquake in bangladesh earthquake trembling or shaking movement of the earth's surface most earthquakes are minor tremors, while larger earthquakes usually begin with slight tremors, rapidly take the form of one or more violent shocks, and end in vibrations of gradually diminishing force called aftershocks. Dr syed humayun akhter, professor and chairman of department of geology at dhaka university, speaks to nahela nowshin of the daily star about earthquake risk assessment and management in bangladesh.