DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) – An earthquake struck Bangladesh early Saturday morning, sending tremors that were felt across the country. No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the South Asian country at 9:35 am, the United States Geological Survey said. The earthquake had a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) with an epicenter about 8 kilometers (5 miles) east of Ramganj in the southeastern Bangladeshi province of Lakshmipur, according to the USGS.
Many Bangladeshis posted on Facebook that they were scared after the earthquake shook buildings in the capital Dhaka and elsewhere. Bangladesh has experienced several earthquakes this year, including earthquakes struck in the north-eastern borders of India in August.