Moderate quake hits Bangladesh city

Moderate quake hits Bangladesh city
Moderate quake hits Bangladesh city

4.88 magnitude moderate earthquake rocked Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh early Friday, but no damage or casualties were reported, the Meteorological Department said.

Residents hardly felt the tremor, which occurred around 2:06 a.m. (2006 GMT) and lasted 43 seconds, the department said in a bulletin.

The quake's exact epicenter could not be specified as Bangladesh lacks proper seismic equipment. The Meteorological Department is located in the capital, Dhaka, some 215 kilometers (135 miles) northwest of Chittagong, which often experiences moderate quakes, reports the AP.

I.L.