An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted north Bangladesh, including capital Dhaka on early Friday morning.
According to on—duty forecasting officials, it hit at about 0: 28 a.m. local time on Friday and the epicenter was monitored at Bhutan, 458 km north of Dhaka. Immediate report of damage of casualty has not been available.
But a resident in northern Mymensingh town, some 122 km north of Dhaka, said they felt the tremor and many people ran out of their houses. Mild and moderate earthquakes often shake Bangladesh as the country is sitting on an earthquake zone. The experts of the country fear a major tremor, which might kill hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh.