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Bangladesh sees 590 earthquakes in 17 yrs: Maya

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11 September, 2017 18:09 PM



Bangladesh sees 590 earthquakes in 17 yrs: Maya

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A total of 590 earthquakes have jolted Bangladesh in last 17 years, said Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya.

The minister came up with the information while replying to a query of treasury bench member Mahfuzur Rahman Mita (Chittagong-3) on Monday. 

He said: "The country faced highest 84 earthquakes in 2011, followed by 77 in 2012 and 69 in 2015 while the lowest 10 tremors jolted the country in 2007 followed by 12 in 2004."

Maya continued that some 32 tremors occurred in 2001, 45 in 2002, 18 in 2003, 25 in 2005, 16 in 2006, 24 in 2008, 27 in 2009, 15 in 2010, 40 in 2013, 41 in 2014, 36 in 2016 and 19 till July this year. 

Maya further said the government has formed a committee on Preparedness on Earthquakes and Mass Awareness and also distributed leaflets among people to create awareness.


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