Increase in medium-sized earthquakes: 5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Bangladesh - latest update

Increase in medium-sized earthquakes: 5.6 magnitude earthquake hits Bangladesh – latest update

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Moderate earthquakes occurred in the country once every two to four years from 1972 to 2017.

Such earthquakes have suddenly increased in recent years.

Seismologists say that earthquakes occur due to sudden movements in the earth’s crust. It occurs along fault lines, cracks in the Earth’s crust where tectonic plates meet.

Although the soil in Bangladesh is composed of alluvium, the ground soil is composed of stony or hard clay to a depth of 8–30 km. When two layers collide, vibrations are felt on the upper ground.

Experts believe that a similar earthquake occurred on Saturday.

More to follow…

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