Category Archives: Earthquake Management

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Earthquake: A warning – The Daily Star

A magnitude­ 6.8 earthquake was felt across the country on September 1 8 evening, shaking buildings in the capital and elsewhere. Panic gripped common people. The US Geological Survey said on its website the quake was centered 64 km (40 miles) northwest of Gangtok, capital of northeastern state Sikkim and below 20 km of the surface.

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Earthquake: A warning – The Daily Star

Forecasting earthquake forces – The Daily Star

Stony Brook University researchers have devised a numerical model to help explain the linkage between earthquakes and the powerful forces that cause them, according to a research paper scheduled to be published in the journal Science on Feb. 1 7. Their findings hold implications for long­term forecasting of earthquakes.

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Forecasting earthquake forces – The Daily Star 

Fore shocks predict earthquakes! – The Daily Star

After a destructive earthquake, scientists sifting through the rumbles that preceded the big event often find fore shocks.

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Fore shocks predict earthquakes! – The Daily Star

Surviving the worst earthquake in living memoryReturning to Tokyo after nearly a year upon conclusion of my almost four years stint as Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan, in the last week of the wintry month of February, naturally made me feel very nostalgic.

The fateful day of March 1 1 broke at dawn with bright sunshine. It was a beautiful day with a clear blue sky and without any sign of bad weather, let alone a catastrophe.

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Surviving the worst earthquake in living memory

  • Bangladesh 6th ‘high-risk country – The Daily Star

A leading disaster watchdog has ranked Bangladesh as the world’s sixth “high disaster risk country” in terms of its exposure to typhoons, earthquake and tsunamis. he German-based United Nations University (UNU) Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in its ‘World Risk Report-2011′ said Bangladesh ranked second in its risk index in Asia after the Philippines.

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Bangladesh 6th ‘high-risk country – The Daily Star

  • Earthquake preparedness in Bangladesh – The Daily Sun

The devastation that has been wrought recently by the massive earthquake in Japan should come as a grim but timely reminder to the authorities that Bangladesh, too, is vulnerable to earthquakes. The country lies on a major geological fault line and has suffered seven significant tremors in the 20th century alone. Food and Disaster Management Minister Abdur Razzaque’s emphasis on the need to enhance regional cooperation among South Asian countries to effectively tackle the challenge that is likely to emerge in the aftermath of a quake should be interpreted as a justifiable and time­befitting call. His call for regional cooperation in this regard came when he was inaugurating a four­day ‘First Regional Earthquake Response Seminar’ in the city on Monday.

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Earthquake preparedness in Bangladesh – The Daily Sun

  • Earthquake preparedness limping –  Financial Express

In December last, a moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted parts of the country including the capital. The quake was felt in Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Bandarban, Khagrachhari, Rangamati, Sylhet, Comilla, Gazipur and Brahmanbaria. No damage or loss of life was recorded in the incident.

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Earthquake preparedness limping –  Financial Express

  • Looming earthquake risk: How prepared are we? – The Daily Sun

Bangladesh is among the 20 most vulnerable countries to earthquake. According to experts, 65% area of Bangladesh is under the threat of extreme earthquake as Bangladesh is situated between three plate boundaries. One of these boundary lines is connected to the foothill of the Himalayas and is marked as the most dangerous source for severe earthquake. One CDMP study identified several active faults within Bangladesh based on historical events and evidence from geological investigations. In addition, inside the country and in the surrounding areas, there are numerous geographic scratches which are also the sources of earthquake. Among the scratches the most dangerous one is Rakhain Scratch, which is within 300 km of Chittagong, and the Madhupur and Dauki faults are
about 90 and 230 miles away from Dhaka respectively. Due to the geographical orientation, Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensing, Rangpur and north­eastern extended areas of Bangladesh are under constant threat of earthquake.

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Looming earthquake risk: How prepared are we? – The Daily Sun