List of all Earthquake in Bangladesh and its border area from 1500 AD

 

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. It is also the site of the Dauki Fault system along with numerous subsurface active faults and a flexure zone called Hinge Zone. These weak regions are believed to provide the necessary zones for movements within the basin area.

In the generalised tectonic map of Bangladesh the distribution of epicentres is found to be linear along the Dauki Fault system and random in other regions of Bangladesh. The investigation of the map demonstrates that the epicentres are lying in the weak zones comprising surface or subsurface faults. Most of the events are of moderate rank (magnitude 4-6) and lie at a shallow depth, which suggests that the recent movements occurred in the sediments overlying the basement rocks. In the northeastern region (surma basin), major events are controlled by the Dauki Fault system. The events located in and around the madhupur tract also indicate shallow displacement in the faults separating the block from the alluvium.

The first seismic zoning map of the subcontinent was compiled by the Geological Survey of India in 1935. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department adopted a seismic zoning map in 1972. In 1977, the Government of Bangladesh constituted a Committee of Experts to examine the seismic problem and make appropriate recommendations. The Committee proposed a zoning map of Bangladesh in the same year.

1548 The first recorded earthquake was a terrible one. Sylhet and Chittagong were violently shaken, the earth opened in many places and threw up water and mud of a sulphurous smell.
1642 More severe damage occurred in Sylhet district. Buildings were cracked but there was no loss of life.
1663 Severe earthquake in assam, which continued for half an hour and Sylhet district was not free from its shock.
1762 The great earthquake of April 2, which raised the coast of Foul island by 2.74m and the northwest coast of Chedua island by 6.71m above sea level and also caused a permanent submergence of 155.40 sq km near Chittagong. The earthquake proved very violent in Dhaka and along the eastern bank of the meghna as far as Chittagong. In Dhaka 500 persons lost their lives, the rivers and jheels were agitated and rose high above their usual levels and when they receded their banks were strewn with dead fish. A large river dried up, a tract of land sank and 200 people with all their cattle were lost. Two volcanoes were said to have opened in the Sitakunda hills.
1775 Severe earthquake in Dhaka around April 10, but no loss of life.
1812 Severe earthquake in many places of Bangladesh around May 11. The earthquake proved violent in Sylhet
1865 Terrible shock was felt, during the second earthquake occurred in the winter of 1865, although no serious damage occurred.
1869 Known as Cachar Earthquake. Severely felt in Sylhet but no loss of life. The steeple of the church was shattered, the walls of the courthouse and the circuit bungalow cracked and in the eastern part of the district the banks of many rivers caved in.
1885 Known as the Bengal Earthquake. Occurred on 14 July with 7.0 magnitude and the epicentre was at Manikganj. This event was generally associated with the deep-seated Jamuna Fault.
1889 Occurred on 10 January with 7.5 magnitude and the epicentre at Jaintia Hills. It affected Sylhet town and surrounding areas.
1897 Known as the Great India Earthquake with a magnitude of 8.7 and epicentre at Shillong Plateau. The great earthquake occurred on 12 June at 5.15 pm, caused serious damage to masonry buildings in Sylhet town where the death toll rose to 545. This was due to the collapse of the masonry buildings. The tremor was felt throughout Bengal, from the south Lushai Hills on the east to Shahbad on the west. In Mymensingh, many public buildings of the district town, including the Justice House, were wrecked and very few of the two-storied brick-built houses belonging to zamindars survived. Heavy damage was done to the bridges on the Dhaka-Mymensingh railway and traffic was suspended for about a fortnight. The river communication of the district was seriously affected (brahmaputra). Loss of life was not great, but loss of property was estimated at five million Rupees. Rajshahi suffered severe shocks, especially on the eastern side, and 15 persons died. In Dhaka damage to property was heavy. In Tippera masonry buildings and old temples suffered a lot and the total damage was estimated at Rs 9,000.
1918 Known as the Srimangal Earthquake. Occurred on 18 July with a magnitude of 7.6 and epicentre at Srimangal, Maulvi Bazar. Intense damage occurred in Srimangal, but in Dhaka only minor effects were observed.
1930 Known as the Dhubri Earthquake. Occurred on 3 July with a magnitude of 7.1 and the epicentre at Dhubri, Assam. The earthquake caused major damage in the eastern parts of Rangpur district.
1934 Known as the Bihar-Nepal Earthquake. Occurred on 15 January with a magnitude of 8.3 and the epicentre at Darbhanga of Bihar, India. The earthquake caused great damage in Bihar, Nepal and Uttar Pradesh but did not affect any part of Bangladesh.Another earhquake occured on 3 July with a magnitude of 7.1 and the epicentre at Dhubri of Assam, India. The earthquake caused considerable damages in greater Rangpur district of Bangladesh.
1950 Known as the Assam Earthquake. Occurred on 15 August with a magnitude of 8.4 with the epicentre in Assam, India. The tremor was felt throughout Bangladesh but no damage was reported.
1997 Occurred on 22 November in Chittagong with a magnitude of 6.0. It caused minor damage around Chittagong town.
1999 Occurred on 22 July at Maheshkhali Island with the epicentre in the same place, a magnitude of 5.2. Severely felt around Maheshkhali island and the adjoining sea. Houses cracked and in some cases collapsed.
2003 Occurred on 27 July at Kolabunia union of Barkal upazila, Rangamati district with magnitude 5.1. The time was at 05:17:26.8 hours.
2006 Known as the Narail earthquake. This tremor occurred on 5 August. The earthquake had a magnitude estimated 4.2 on the Richter scale with epicentre located 110 km southwest of Dhaka near Narail. The tremor was widely felt in Dhaka as well as other places in the country.
2008 Known as the Manikganj earthquake. A minor earthquake jolted Dhaka and surroundings on the evening of 20 March 2008 and created considerable panic among the city dwellers. The earthquake had a magnitude measured 3.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was situated in Manikganj 41 km west-northwest of DUEO. It was believed to be originated from the Madhupur fault.
2008 Known as Mymensingh earthquake, this temblor occurred in the middle of the night of 27 July 2008.The epicentre was located 12 km northeast of Mymensingh city and120 km north of Dhaka. It had a magnitude estimated 5.1 on the Richter scale. Apart from Mymensingh where the earthquake caused panic, tremors from this earthquake were felt in many parts of the Dhaka metropolitan area.
2008 Known as Chandpur Earthquake. An earthquake with couple of aftershocks jolted Dhaka on the evening of 20 September 2008 just before Iftar. It caused tremendous panic among the city dwellers. The epicenter was 50 km southeast of Dhaka near Kachua of Chandpur. The magnitude was 4.5 on the Richter scale.
2009 Known as eastern Bhutan earthquake. A strong earthquake occurred on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, 21 September 2009. The epicenter was situated in eastern Bhutan, 410 km north-northeast of Dhaka. It originated from the Main Central Thrust (MCT). This distant quake had a magnitude of 6.1, but shook most of Bangladesh including Dhaka.
2009 Known as Bay of Bengal Earthquake. Occurred on 11 August at Bangladesh time 01:55:35:.61 hours. The epicentre was located at the North Andaman Islands of the Bay of Bengal and seacoast of Myanmar. The magnitude recorded was 7.5. Though no significant damage was reported throughout Bangladesh the tremor was felt strongly in Dhaka.
2010 Occured on 10 September night at 11:30 pm local time. The tremor was felt in Dhaka and its surrounding areas with magnitude 4.8. The epicentre was 45 km southwest from Dhaka.
2011 Occured on 6:30 pm local time with magnitude 6.8. It lasted for 2 minutes. The tremor felt was strong enough in Capital city Dhaka and the districts of northern part of Bangladesh The epicentre was 500 north from Dhaka in Indian Sikkims’s capital Gangtok.

 

In the zoning map, Bangladesh has been divided into three generalised seismic zones: zone-I, zone-II and zone-III. Zone-I comprising the northern and eastern regions of Bangladesh with the presence of the Dauki Fault system of eastern Sylhet and the deep seated Sylhet Fault, and proximity to the highly disturbed southeastern Assam region with the Jaflong thrust, Naga thrust and Disang thrust, is a zone of high seismic risk with a basic seismic co-efficient of 0.08. Northern Bangladesh comprising greater Rangpur and Dinajpur districts is also a region of high seismicity because of the presence of the Jamuna Fault and the proximity to the active east-west running fault and the Main Boundary Fault to the north in India. The Chittagong-Tripura Folded Belt experiences frequent earthquakes, as just to its east is the Burmese Arc where a large number of shallow depth earthquakes originate. Zone-II comprising the central part of Bangladesh represents the regions of recent uplifted Pleistocene blocks of the Barind and Madhupur Tracts, and the western extension of the folded belt. The Zone-III comprising the southwestern part of Bangladesh is seismically quiet, with an estimated basic seismic co-efficient of 0.04.

Mitigation approach The occurrence of earthquakes in an earthquake prone region cannot be prevented. Rather, all that could be done is to make a prediction and issue a warning for minimising loss of life and property. Although precise prediction is not always possible, an acceptable valid prediction of an earthquake will certainly minimise the loss of life and property. However, as far as Bangladesh is concerned a detailed geological map including the delineation of all crustal faults and lineaments is of prime importance. The Aeromagnetic survey of Bangladesh has already provided the pattern and distribution of such faults and lineaments. By now the delineation of faults within the Tertiary sections are well established, but the situation within the Quaternary section is quite uncertain. It is evident that Quaternary sediments are affected by various earthquake events in Bangladesh pertaining to uplift, subsidence, ground deformation and massive liquefaction. Since water plays an important role in fault creep and fault slip, a small amount of water can produce an effect on a lubricated surface for fault displacement with a stress drop of only 10 to 100 bars.

The earthquake disaster mitigation approach should be followed by (i) pre-disaster physical planning of human settlements, (ii) building measures for minimising the impact of disaster and (iii) management of settlements. [Sifatul Quader Chowdhury and Aftab Alam Khan]

 

99 years ago 7.2 magnitude, 15 km depth
Kishorganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh
87 years ago 7.1 magnitude, 15 km depth
Lakhipur, Assam, India
79 years ago 7.0 magnitude, 75 km depth
Falam, Chin, Myanmar
94 years ago 6.8 magnitude, 15 km depth
Netrakona, Dhaka, Bangladesh
53 years ago 6.2 magnitude, 70 km depth
Hakha, Chin, Myanmar
61 years ago 6.2 magnitude, 35 km depth
Bāndarban, Chittagong, Bangladesh
61 years ago 6.2 magnitude, 52 km depth
Mawlaik, Sagain, Myanmar
60 years ago 6.2 magnitude, 65 km depth
Kakching, Manipur, India
19 years ago 6.1 magnitude, 54 km depth
Saiha, Mizoram, India
20 years ago 6.0 magnitude, 34 km depth
Karīmganj, Assam, India

 

 

USGS Data :

time place mag depth longitude latitude
1918-07-08T10:22:08.000Z Bangladesh 7.2 15 90.853 24.599
1923-09-09T22:03:46.000Z Bangladesh 6.8 15 90.721 24.937
1930-07-02T21:03:43.000Z Meghalaya, India region 7.1 15 90.177 25.929
1950-12-29T22:35:23.000Z Tripura, India region 5.9 15 91.844 23.854
1951-04-07T20:29:15.000Z Meghalaya, India region 5.8 15 90.575 25.949
1955-12-14T10:51:52.000Z Myanmar-Bangladesh border region 6.2 35 92.656 21.819
1956-06-12T03:12:30.000Z Meghalaya, India region 5.5 15 90.853 25.03
1959-05-24T11:28:22.000Z Assam, India 5.4 20 90.19 26.147
1959-11-02T13:15:39.000Z Myanmar-Bangladesh border region 5.7 35 92.426 21.544
1960-07-29T10:42:47.000Z Assam, India 5.6 15 90.297 26.488
1963-06-19T10:47:26.000Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.6 45 92.031 25
1963-06-21T15:26:30.000Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.7 51.1 92.167 24.905
1973-11-02T12:09:55.200Z Meghalaya, India region 4.8 20 91.603 25.723
1974-05-15T03:51:21.400Z Meghalaya, India region 4.5 32 91.799 25.547
1974-09-21T06:27:41.800Z Meghalaya, India region 4.7 27 90.908 25.68
1976-06-23T15:38:39.400Z near the coast of West Bengal, India 5.3 23 88.79 21.415
1977-06-05T19:21:40.500Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.8 33 88.317 26.224
1977-12-23T21:00:25.800Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.1 33 92.386 23.636
1978-04-07T23:32:33.800Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.6 40 92.425 22.664
1978-11-18T13:24:34.000Z Assam, India 4.4 55 92.097 26.24
1979-01-28T06:06:35.700Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.9 33 91.166 24.61
1979-02-26T06:54:54.400Z Assam, India 4.2 33 91.203 26.272
1979-04-11T16:08:12.900Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.8 33 88.823 25.978
1979-05-12T06:10:09.200Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.7 33 92.451 23.966
1979-07-29T14:15:59.000Z Assam, India 4.6 66 91.739 26.753
1980-06-11T05:25:11.200Z Meghalaya, India region 4.8 33 90.213 25.759
1980-10-30T05:29:39.700Z Tripura, India region 5 33 91.292 23.934
1980-12-22T04:36:09.000Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.5 33 89.312 26.335
1981-11-20T11:14:54.730Z near the coast of Bangladesh 4.2 33 90.773 21.685
1982-01-11T20:52:59.750Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.7 33 92.065 24.695
1982-01-28T07:18:07.220Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 33 90.664 25.174
1982-02-26T00:05:47.590Z Meghalaya, India region 4.7 63.9 90.749 25.567
1982-02-26T08:14:00.420Z Assam, India 4.6 33 92.174 26.199
1982-06-20T15:29:21.130Z Assam, India 4.5 33 90.206 26.497
1982-07-04T18:34:27.700Z Bay of Bengal 5.2 33 90.615 19.531
1982-07-06T06:13:35.550Z Meghalaya, India region 5.1 33 90.315 25.91
1982-08-21T04:26:22.870Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.7 33 92.337 25.054
1982-08-31T10:42:45.310Z Meghalaya, India region 5 33 91.472 25.381
1982-09-21T12:38:27.360Z Meghalaya, India region 4.6 33 91.397 25.147
1982-11-18T06:02:29.170Z Assam, India 4.8 33 91.563 26.107
1982-12-30T08:37:14.390Z Assam, India 5 40.6 91.641 26.159
1982-12-30T12:29:26.070Z Assam, India 4.6 33 92.05 26.321
1983-01-19T12:09:29.880Z Meghalaya, India region 4.9 10 91.288 25.637
1984-05-21T09:59:07.700Z Tripura, India region 5.3 33 91.588 23.721
1984-09-22T09:10:30.160Z Assam, India 5.2 33 92.188 26.524
1984-09-30T21:35:23.760Z Meghalaya, India region 5.1 33 91.468 25.363
1985-06-17T21:52:49.290Z Meghalaya, India region 4.7 22.3 90.229 25.591
1985-11-03T03:57:55.030Z Tripura, India region 4.9 32.9 91.505 23.585
1986-02-19T17:34:24.770Z Meghalaya, India region 5.3 17.5 91.184 25.136
1986-09-10T07:50:25.570Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 5.2 43.1 92.077 25.385
1986-10-14T14:03:02.020Z Meghalaya, India region 4.7 33 91.976 25.035
1987-07-16T02:19:15.860Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.4 33 92.594 23.697
1987-12-11T06:39:39.960Z Assam, India 4.6 54.6 90.94 26.025
1988-02-06T14:50:45.290Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.9 33 91.57 24.688
1988-02-17T01:02:04.350Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.5 39.3 91.432 24.522
1988-02-28T05:55:49.640Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.6 28.9 91.571 24.7
1988-04-30T03:27:50.560Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 33 91.574 25.913
1988-09-04T08:01:59.740Z Assam, India 4 33 91.769 26.285
1989-01-10T19:21:52.030Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.3 33 92.463 24.103
1989-03-13T13:06:46.630Z Bangladesh 4.1 33 91.967 22.598
1989-04-13T07:25:36.700Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.5 33 92.505 24.472
1989-04-29T12:55:14.560Z Meghalaya, India region 4.3 33 91.604 25.246
1989-05-09T16:17:17.800Z India-Bangladesh border region 4 104.5 92.504 22.879
1989-06-11T13:42:44.140Z Assam, India 4.6 33 90.763 26.419
1989-06-12T00:04:09.760Z near the coast of Bangladesh 5.8 5.8 89.763 21.861
1990-02-05T02:06:47.760Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.1 33 92.425 24.877
1990-05-14T04:28:24.090Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.4 33 92.551 22.706
1990-09-02T06:29:24.830Z Assam, India 5.2 45.9 92.673 26.645
1990-10-11T14:42:02.380Z Myanmar-Bangladesh border region 4 33 92.433 21.232
1990-10-29T11:32:54.620Z Assam, India 4.9 33 92.405 26.521
1990-12-10T11:56:56.620Z Myanmar 3.8 155.7 92.577 20.84
1990-12-29T19:24:12.150Z Assam, India 5 33 92.579 26.619
1991-02-02T00:15:40.410Z Meghalaya, India region 4.9 33 91.293 25.541
1991-02-03T13:22:10.680Z Meghalaya, India region 3.8 33 91.662 25.394
1991-04-13T04:58:31.770Z India-Bangladesh border region 4 33 91.345 24.44
1991-04-26T09:15:51.190Z Bay of Bengal 4.7 33 89.563 20.733
1991-08-07T11:36:30.840Z India-Bangladesh border region 5 33 88.791 25.099
1991-08-22T03:53:41.150Z Meghalaya, India region 4.7 33 91.33 25.03
1991-09-02T17:20:32.490Z Bangladesh 4.7 33 90.837 24.608
1991-09-19T04:23:56.770Z Assam, India 4.7 33 92.211 26.323
1991-11-15T01:13:18.610Z Myanmar-Bangladesh border region 4.6 78.2 92.591 21.038
1992-01-13T18:36:32.150Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.5 33 92.557 24.439
1992-02-25T01:57:25.870Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 5 33 92.225 25.195
1992-04-20T19:22:59.720Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 54.7 90.569 25.842
1992-05-03T21:11:29.120Z Tripura, India region 4.2 33 91.117 23.902
1992-05-28T09:53:20.450Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.5 33 92.024 23.184
1992-07-09T21:34:02.010Z near the coast of Bangladesh 5.3 29.3 89.973 21.005
1992-07-19T13:48:40.610Z Myanmar-Bangladesh border region 4.1 33 92.36 21.538
1992-07-30T09:14:24.260Z Assam, India 4 33 92.218 26.543
1992-08-08T12:07:48.710Z Meghalaya, India region 4.3 49.5 91.912 25.394
1992-12-12T14:20:56.740Z Meghalaya, India region 5 40.7 91.414 25.473
1992-12-16T14:38:31.220Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.1 33 92.562 23.444
1993-02-12T12:44:19.140Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.3 33 92.337 23.507
1993-03-03T05:17:31.010Z Meghalaya, India region 4.5 33 90.23 25.419
1994-01-16T14:22:38.390Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.9 33 89.119 26.403
1994-03-24T13:51:31.430Z Assam, India 4.3 33 91.27 26.371
1994-04-15T14:28:48.780Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 33 90.488 25.927
1994-06-09T22:53:03.730Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.4 33 92.282 24.375
1994-07-24T23:39:06.650Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.7 33 92.641 25.018
1994-08-05T11:19:10.410Z Assam, India 4.8 33 92.522 26.651
1994-09-28T04:04:30.370Z Meghalaya, India region 4 10 90.647 25.63
1994-09-28T16:46:06.410Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.6 33 88.547 23.337
1995-02-26T15:17:54.430Z Bay of Bengal 3.8 33 91.682 20.417
1995-07-20T20:06:47.580Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.3 33 92.305 23.092
1995-08-08T16:52:48.010Z Assam, India 4.4 28.1 90.202 26.223
1995-12-01T02:28:40.600Z India-Bangladesh border region 4 20 91.815 24.206
1995-12-01T20:09:21.400Z Assam, India 4.4 57.6 92.237 26.195
1995-12-06T00:50:33.740Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.1 39.4 91.563 24.735
1996-01-03T16:04:31.840Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.7 33 89.252 25.468
1996-02-17T06:59:56.980Z Assam, India 4.3 50 90.687 26.138
1996-05-14T19:05:30.550Z Assam, India 4.6 36.8 92.397 26.551
1996-07-05T14:01:48.030Z Myanmar-Bangladesh border region 4.1 33 92.485 21.817
1996-07-17T05:23:47.620Z Assam, India 4.3 33 91.935 26.039
1996-07-26T12:47:34.860Z Bangladesh 3.9 33 90.992 23.818
1996-08-18T02:48:00.920Z Meghalaya, India region 4.4 17.8 90.156 25.875
1996-09-24T03:28:01.860Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.6 36.4 88.586 23.342
1996-10-25T18:31:26.300Z Meghalaya, India region 3.8 61 91.759 25.384
1996-11-09T07:08:44.340Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 33 92.343 22.037
1996-11-19T00:12:18.680Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.4 49.7 92.641 24.498
1996-11-24T00:52:08.560Z Assam, India 4.5 33 92.573 26.72
1997-05-08T02:53:14.730Z India-Bangladesh border region 6 34.9 92.25 24.894
1997-08-05T15:59:04.090Z Bangladesh 4.1 33 90.979 23.2
1997-08-06T08:58:21.390Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.9 41.3 92.185 25.632
1997-11-21T11:23:06.310Z India-Bangladesh border region 6.1 54.4 92.702 22.212
1997-11-22T02:34:43.790Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.8 52.6 92.607 22.148
1998-01-06T03:09:47.510Z Assam, India 4.5 33 91.839 26.045
1998-02-12T02:40:29.130Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.6 33 88.199 26.517
1998-06-11T18:45:44.930Z India-Bangladesh border region 4 100 92.474 22.478
1999-07-22T10:42:11.730Z near the coast of Bangladesh 5.2 10 91.895 21.544
1999-10-05T17:04:44.890Z Assam, India 5.2 33 91.926 26.26
1999-10-09T01:39:45.160Z Assam, India 4.2 40.9 91.926 26.398
1999-12-31T00:53:44.890Z near the coast of Bangladesh 4.3 33 91.762 21.431
2000-03-17T15:44:04.800Z Assam, India 4.1 33 91.89 26.684
2000-04-16T11:40:37.000Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.8 33 92.443 24.671
2000-08-16T23:06:29.210Z Assam, India 4.4 33 92.416 26.535
2000-09-17T19:46:40.340Z Assam, India 4 33 91.496 26.275
2000-11-09T08:37:50.680Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.7 14 92.468 22.466
2000-11-09T17:31:50.040Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 37.5 91.426 25.376
2001-02-11T01:20:54.340Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 38.7 92.143 24.742
2001-02-27T01:46:05.310Z Assam, India 4.9 20.2 90.616 26.486
2001-04-06T03:32:07.930Z Assam, India 4.4 42.7 92.69 26.385
2001-04-14T05:59:43.590Z Bangladesh 4.1 33 91.89 22.848
2001-04-16T00:31:27.180Z Bangladesh 4.3 10 89.146 22.576
2001-04-18T20:47:42.960Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.9 10 91.598 24.028
2001-04-20T18:35:02.590Z Meghalaya, India region 4.5 33 90.595 25.878
2001-04-27T12:28:34.410Z Assam, India 4.1 33 91.489 26.09
2001-06-20T14:44:24.420Z Assam, India 4.3 60.5 92.634 26.356
2001-07-17T02:45:01.880Z Myanmar 3.8 33 92.687 20.726
2001-08-12T13:17:41.910Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.6 33 92.109 24.391
2001-09-16T15:56:33.560Z near the coast of Bangladesh 3.5 33 91.605 21.587
2001-12-19T07:54:07.960Z Bangladesh 4.5 10 90.376 23.632
2002-03-12T07:33:00.290Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.1 33 92.234 25.178
2002-05-05T04:54:27.640Z Bangladesh 4.1 33 91.651 22.074
2002-05-05T04:54:41.530Z Bangladesh 4.5 33 91.847 22.59
2002-06-20T05:40:43.380Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.5 39.8 88.932 25.842
2002-07-10T14:31:59.290Z Assam, India 3.8 37.4 92.105 26.338
2002-07-20T07:37:31.370Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.3 33 92.139 25.091
2002-10-14T13:27:50.390Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.9 33 91.772 24.692
2002-10-30T15:09:14.650Z Bay of Bengal 3.9 33 91.258 20.663
2003-03-31T05:32:06.370Z Assam, India 3.9 57.7 91.827 26.528
2003-07-26T23:18:17.960Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.7 10 92.306 22.854
2003-07-27T00:17:15.570Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.3 10 92.06 22.544
2003-07-27T07:32:52.480Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.3 10 92.168 22.743
2003-07-27T11:00:47.000Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 10 92.035 22.601
2003-07-27T12:07:29.430Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.5 10 92.343 22.825
2003-07-27T14:33:10.160Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.4 10 92.358 22.841
2003-08-01T03:19:37.990Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.7 10 92.35 22.837
2003-12-02T21:14:52.490Z Meghalaya, India region 3.8 23.1 90.392 25.787
2003-12-06T09:53:03.960Z Meghalaya, India region 4.4 26.7 90.25 25.596
2004-01-12T00:16:03.520Z Assam, India 3.9 38 91.897 26.358
2004-05-27T00:22:17.300Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.5 10 89.521 26.301
2004-08-04T02:09:21.280Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 61.7 90.262 25.923
2004-09-27T02:23:02.960Z Assam, India 4.2 37.4 92.149 26.134
2004-11-02T08:23:24.050Z Assam, India 4.2 48.3 92.584 26.442
2004-11-25T01:11:13.150Z Myanmar 4.3 10 92.254 20.878
2004-12-07T01:57:50.960Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.3 72.2 92.429 24.41
2004-12-09T08:49:00.240Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.4 34.7 92.539 24.757
2005-02-15T11:15:11.700Z India-Bangladesh border region 5 35.2 92.524 24.55
2005-02-27T18:32:14.240Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 24.9 91.553 25.371
2005-04-05T03:23:01.890Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.4 10 92.389 22.491
2005-05-03T00:38:57.730Z Meghalaya, India region 4.3 33.6 91.059 25.764
2005-05-24T21:06:33.600Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 24.6 92.331 22.845
2005-07-21T11:40:43.410Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.6 10 92.157 22.936
2005-07-21T12:45:19.420Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 10 92.235 23.061
2005-07-26T18:27:05.300Z Tripura, India region 4 38.1 91.406 23.273
2005-09-12T16:59:52.130Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 35 90.529 25.881
2005-09-18T12:04:53.890Z Bay of Bengal 4 10.8 91.452 20.328
2005-11-28T16:57:13.040Z near the coast of Bangladesh 4.7 10 89.158 21.015
2005-12-12T07:12:44.940Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.3 35 92.313 25.961
2005-12-31T06:31:43.980Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 35 90.384 25.732
2006-02-12T04:54:40.780Z Tripura, India region 4.2 50.1 91.634 23.889
2006-02-24T02:36:28.370Z Assam, India 3.8 10 92.415 26.385
2006-04-11T01:07:05.040Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.6 21.3 91.369 24.419
2006-05-30T19:43:45.570Z Bay of Bengal 4.9 29.9 91.928 20.63
2006-06-19T16:57:35.960Z Meghalaya, India region 4.2 40.9 90.676 25.529
2006-06-23T06:59:56.000Z Myanmar 4.7 10 92.512 20.386
2006-07-17T13:47:48.360Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.1 10 89.432 26.744
2006-08-05T14:39:18.490Z Bangladesh 4.2 10 89.885 23.662
2006-08-31T05:36:09.200Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.8 28.4 89.817 26.217
2006-11-10T13:21:24.340Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.9 42.5 92.326 24.536
2007-01-24T10:29:27.290Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.1 19.6 89.86 25.686
2007-02-14T11:44:36.270Z Assam, India 3.7 35 91.339 26.326
2007-07-28T00:48:28.820Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.8 36.9 92.255 22.765
2007-07-28T01:00:33.540Z India-Bangladesh border region 4 32 92.359 22.83
2007-08-31T12:06:32.770Z Bangladesh 4.5 42.5 90.611 23.063
2007-09-18T19:49:04.900Z Meghalaya, India region 4.3 40 91.13 25.241
2007-10-18T22:09:20.960Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.5 35 92.157 23.497
2007-11-07T07:10:21.970Z India-Bangladesh border region 5.5 28.7 92.388 22.15
2007-11-25T17:39:43.610Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.7 35 92.325 22.787
2008-01-12T22:44:47.360Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.9 33.8 92.333 22.761
2008-01-31T13:22:18.760Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.9 45.1 92.403 22.787
2008-03-20T13:15:51.350Z Bangladesh 3.8 35 90.033 23.873
2008-04-08T19:10:26.210Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 39.5 92.428 22.768
2008-04-17T01:12:24.330Z Assam, India 4.6 43.8 92.244 26.07
2008-05-05T19:41:50.560Z Assam, India 3.6 35 92.046 26.1
2008-05-08T22:20:51.400Z India-Bangladesh border region 3.9 30.6 91.209 24.005
2008-05-29T10:34:46.710Z Assam, India 4.5 45.5 91.791 26.308
2008-07-05T16:55:54.340Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 35 88.481 24.39
2008-07-26T18:51:50.970Z Bangladesh 4.8 17.5 90.536 24.788
2008-08-22T18:06:54.390Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.7 46.7 92.537 22.447
2008-09-20T11:51:41.280Z Bangladesh 4.5 10 90.732 23.398
2008-09-20T12:00:51.340Z Bangladesh 4.2 10 90.691 23.394
2008-09-27T03:29:07.800Z Myanmar 4.1 35 92.689 20.947
2008-11-18T23:00:47.980Z Tripura, India region 3.8 35 91.142 23.77
2008-11-18T23:15:26.230Z Tripura, India region 3.6 35 91.587 23.981
2008-12-23T13:20:39.100Z India-Bangladesh border region 4 41.7 91.966 24.998
2009-01-05T07:04:10.330Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 35 88.706 23.011
2009-02-27T10:42:38.010Z Bay of Bengal 4.8 10 89.107 20.473
2009-04-25T14:29:28.110Z Assam, India 4.4 37.8 91.446 26.112
2009-08-19T10:45:13.870Z Assam, India 5 10 92.47 26.556
2009-10-29T19:57:01.280Z Assam, India 4.8 30.4 90.018 26.548
2009-12-11T16:22:17.980Z Myanmar-Bangladesh border region 4.1 34.5 92.529 21.096
2009-12-13T14:24:58.780Z near the coast of Bangladesh 4.6 17.3 91.811 21.999
2009-12-13T14:41:55.800Z near the coast of Bangladesh 4.9 10 91.822 21.998
2010-09-10T17:24:16.610Z Bangladesh 5.1 10 90.648 23.407
2010-09-11T07:02:09.110Z Meghalaya, India region 4.5 22.3 90.205 25.72
2010-12-29T14:03:57.700Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.1 29.8 92.432 25.488
2011-02-12T10:22:41.460Z Bangladesh 4.1 10 90.998 23.248
2011-05-03T14:39:00.160Z Tripura, India region 4 10 91.321 23.686
2011-05-17T07:02:45.660Z Bay of Bengal 4.7 10 91.295 20.183
2011-05-24T03:14:22.990Z Meghalaya – Assam region, India 4.1 47 92.307 25.102
2011-06-09T07:34:27.430Z Bangladesh 4.4 35 89.655 23.602
2011-06-23T12:39:39.910Z Tripura, India region 4.4 35 91.484 23.887
2011-07-22T00:58:52.770Z India-Bangladesh border region 4 43.7 92.072 24.532
2011-08-27T00:55:59.150Z Bangladesh 4.2 10 90.63 23.355
2011-09-18T19:20:54.830Z Meghalaya, India region 4 37.1 91.178 25.759
2012-01-01T02:35:21.110Z Tripura, India region 4.6 27.8 91.834 23.472
2012-03-18T02:56:13.390Z Bangladesh 4.5 44 90.259 23.662
2012-05-01T22:43:12.350Z Assam, India 4.2 35 92.274 26.252
2012-05-27T15:01:27.040Z Assam, India 4.3 34.7 91.1 26.491
2012-08-02T13:16:36.950Z Bay of Bengal 4.7 10 89.811 19.564
2012-08-05T06:36:51.140Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 56.8 91.863 24.714
2012-08-19T09:24:49.380Z Assam, India 4.8 48.9 92.57 26.599
2012-08-19T19:04:57.560Z Assam, India 4 57 92.622 26.561
2012-09-06T18:27:11.800Z Meghalaya, India region 4.5 45.1 91.208 25.455
2012-10-30T01:40:26.490Z Assam, India 4.6 62 92.337 26.117
2012-11-25T06:01:45.530Z Tripura, India region 4.5 39.8 91.482 23.62
2012-12-13T10:05:22.710Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.2 10 92.592 22.222
2012-12-30T08:16:43.130Z India-Bangladesh border region 4.3 22.5 91.782 24.209
2013-02-19T21:05:12.080Z 29km N of Joypurhat, Bangladesh 4.1 11.8 89.03 25.35
2013-03-02T01:30:38.630Z 24km SSW of Karimganj, India 5.2 38.7 92.222 24.677
2013-04-16T01:23:23.420Z 17km NNE of Nongpoh, India 4.4 43.8 91.979 26.06
2013-06-01T13:28:53.880Z 11km SSE of Calcutta, India 4.1 10 88.572 22.02
2013-07-08T03:44:20.050Z Tripura, India region 4.1 10.1 91.359 23.84
2013-07-12T07:01:32.200Z Assam, India 4.1 48.2 90.7 26.267
2013-08-06T18:36:30.500Z 7km NNE of Shantipur, India 4.5 35.88 88.4902 23.3104
2013-08-21T06:57:21.490Z 8km SSE of Dhekiajuli, India 4.2 54.4 92.5269 26.6306
2013-08-21T08:41:51.110Z 7km SSE of Dhekiajuli, India 4.2 53.17 92.5235 26.6379
2013-12-04T13:05:19.880Z 27km SE of Hasimara, India 4.7 13.6 89.5628 26.5885
2014-02-14T13:10:45.380Z 22km W of Sirajganj, Bangladesh 4.2 14.43 89.4984 24.4221
2014-02-28T13:11:30.330Z 10km S of Ranir Bazar, India 3.9 37.8 91.3541 23.7432
2014-05-30T06:37:48.980Z 18km NNW of Kokrajhar, India 4 10 90.227 26.5567
2014-06-09T17:40:23.230Z 14km NW of Khowai, India 4.1 31.79 91.5293 24.1878
2014-07-22T20:54:41.200Z 3km NNE of Nageswari, Bangladesh 4.3 16.03 89.7033 26.0035
2014-07-22T22:58:29.150Z 14km WNW of Nageswari, Bangladesh 4.2 8.4 89.5651 26.0259
2014-07-22T23:35:15.370Z 13km SE of Koch Bihar, India 4 14.91 89.5355 26.2364
2014-08-17T20:34:32.440Z 7km NE of Barjala, India 4.1 38 91.4071 23.6717
2014-09-12T07:56:41.570Z 18km NE of Mankachar, India 4.1 15 89.9947 25.6524
2014-12-29T17:26:57.600Z 10km ENE of Hajo, India 4 45.02 91.6204 26.2946
2015-01-15T01:33:04.600Z 31km SSW of Lunglei, India 4.3 50.37 92.6144 22.6215
2015-04-08T01:43:47.840Z 60km SSW of Sarankhola, Bangladesh 4.6 17.68 89.5318 21.8203
2015-06-28T01:05:28.560Z 19km N of Basugaon, India 5.1 26 90.41 26.6384
2015-06-30T13:15:57.200Z 19km SE of Goalpara, India 4 42.34 90.7596 26.0436
2015-07-10T12:53:23.250Z 20km NNE of Bongaigaon, India 4.3 19.67 90.5991 26.6628
2015-08-20T19:21:14.810Z 4km WSW of Lakhipur, India 3.9 42.95 90.2598 26.0142
2015-08-28T19:21:58.020Z 11km NNW of Gaibandha, Bangladesh 4.2 13.7 89.5164 25.432
2015-09-11T23:56:59.380Z 12km SE of Dinhata, India 4 18.5 89.5568 26.0549
2015-09-25T16:57:41.390Z 9km NE of Rangia, India 4.4 48.82 91.6928 26.5308
2015-10-29T22:15:56.450Z 11km W of Hailakandi, India 4.8 36.31 92.4488 24.6819
2015-12-21T23:52:28.680Z 2km SSE of Gafargaon, Bangladesh 4 14.16 90.5812 24.4134
2016-03-13T10:30:11.160Z 17km SSW of Marigaon, India 4.5 53.71 92.2565 26.245
2016-03-28T18:40:06.780Z 24km SSE of Goalpara, India 4 10 90.6891 25.9519
2016-04-05T07:42:24.390Z 38km SE of Lakhipur, India 5 10 90.5452 25.7595
2016-05-07T09:43:39.640Z 14km NE of Cherrapunji, India 4.1 37.62 91.7893 25.4013
2016-05-16T18:03:47.500Z 16km SSW of Lakhipur, India 4.3 35.12 90.2255 25.9006
2016-06-27T00:27:43.780Z 24km NE of Raojan, Bangladesh 4.7 10 92.0667 22.7084
2016-10-19T07:20:49.380Z 35km NNW of Baniachang, Bangladesh 4.4 30.29 91.2245 24.8107
2016-10-23T15:56:41.740Z 6km NW of Lakhipur, India 4.6 22.34 90.256 26.0651

 

 

Year Location Magnitude
1548 Sylhet and Chittagong
1642 Sylhet
1663 Assam in India and Sylhet
1762 Foul island, Chedua island, Chittagong, Eastern bank of the Meghna, Dhak Raised the coast of Foul island by 2.74m and the northwest coast of Chedua island by 6.71m above sea level. Caused a permanent submergence of 155.40 sq km near Chittagong. In Dhaka 500 persons lost their lives, the rivers and jheels were agitated and raised high above their usual levels and when they receded their banks were strewn with dead fish. A large river dried up, a tract of land sank and 200 people with all their cattle were lost. Two volcanoes were said to have opened in the Sitakunda hills.
1775 Dhaka
1812 Many places of Bangladesh, violen
1865 Many places of Bangladesh
1869 Sylhet Steeple of the church was shattered, walls of the courthouse and the circuit bungalow cracked, in the eastern part of the district the banks of many rivers caved in.
1885 Manikganj (epicentre) 7
1889 Jaintia Hills (epicentre) – Sylhet 7.5
1897 Epicentre at Shillong Plateau 8.7 Caused serious damage to masonry buildings in Sylhet town where the death toll rose to545. The tremor was felt throughout Bengal, from the south Lushai Hills on the east to Shahbad on the west. In Mymensingh, many public buildings of the district town were wrecked, very few of the two-storied brick-built houses belonging to zamindars survived.Heavy damage was done to the bridges on the Dhaka Mymensingh railway, traffic was suspended for about a fortnight. The river communication of the district was seriously affected (brahmaputra). Loss of property was estimated at five million Rupees. Rajshahi suffered severe shocks, 15 persons died. In Tippera masonry buildings and old temples suffered a lot, total damage was estimated at Rs 9,000.
1918 Epicentre- Srimangal, Maulvi Bazar., 7.6 Intense damage occurred in Srimangal, minor effects in Dhaka
1930 Epicentre – Dhubri, Assam. 7.1 Major damage in the eastern parts of Rangpur district.
1934 Epicentre – Darbhanga of Bihar, India 8.3 Great damage in Bihar, Nepal and Uttar Pradesh,
1950 Epicentre in Assam, India. 8.4
1997 Chittagong 6
1999 Maheshkhali Island with the epicentre in the 5.2
2003 Kolabunia union of Barkal upazila, 5.1
2006 4.2
2008 Epicentre – Situated in Manikganj 41 km 3.8
2008 Epicentre – 12 km northeast of Mymensingh 5.1
2008 Epicentre – 50 km southeast of Dhaka 4.5
2009 Epicentre – Eastern Bhutan, 410 km north 6.1
2009 Epicentre – North Andaman Islands 7.5
2010 Epicentre – 45 km 4.8
2011 Epicentre – 500 north from Dhaka 6.8