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Earthquake jolts parts of country

DHAKA, Jan 3, 2017 (BSS) - A moderate 5.5 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the country at 3.9 pm this afternoon, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) told BSS.

He said "The epicenter of the earthquake was 176 kilometers east of Dhaka Seismic Observatory at Agargaon."

The location of the earthquake was near India-Bangladesh border region, a message of BMD said.

In Dhaka city, panicked people rushed out of their residences and came to their nearby roads following the jolts.

No casualties and damages were reported till the filling of this report.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)