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Earthquake Felt in Dhaka and Faraway Delhi

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Earthquake Felt in Dhaka and Faraway Delhi Reply with quote

IN GOD WE TRUSTPARDON,PROTECT & HELP US LORD, GOD GIVE US THE WISDOM TO UNDERSTAND YOUR WAY OF CREATION WHICH WE CALL SCIENCE,TO BE EXPERT NEEDS PRACTICE & SELF IMPROVEMENT, LETS PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE SICK FOR EARLY RECOVERY & IN DISTRESS,HELP SOME ONE IN POVERTY LEVEL  Dear Colleagues & Others > Worldwide :
I felt this earthquake around 10:20 PM Wednesday,21st May'14, while working at computer.
Intensity level is likely to be II, III,IV & V on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale(MMIS) in places all over Bangladesh including off shore islands proportional to epicentral distance but depending on the ultimate bearing capacity of the soil upon which the building stands and so is the case with inertial displacement position at the base & top plane.
For example : my six storied framed building, at Babar Road, Mohammadpur,Dhaka-1207,Bangladesh,is located at the plot where ultimate bearing capacity is 6 ton (FPS System) per sft, experienced vibration level at II MMIS,according to my estimate and was of duration 3~4 seconds at best.The building is equipped with shear walls & shear columns at critical positions and symmetrical along short & long axes.
Along coastal belt & off shore islands intensity level is likely to be in between IV ~V on the MMIS including Borguna, IV MMIS along coastal belt of Barisal,Feni,Chittagong city & Patenga and at Teknaf it is likely to be around IV MMIS for this M6.1 earthquake on the Richter Scale depending upon the epicentral distance.
But the big question is on which fault line this is located - known or unknown?.........as such this is to be investigated by the Geological Survey of Bangladesh,Geological Survey of India,Myanmar,Thailand,Geo-science,Australia & USGS to check for any potential future destructive earthquake activities and change the Earthquake Zonation Map accordingly for construction of earthquake & tsunami resistant structures for the benefit of mankind.The epicenter is about 650 km south-west of Dhaka in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian port Paradip is about 275 km (170 miles)
northwest.The focal depth of this quake is 40 km.The magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale means the quake is more than moderate.

Tremors were felt in Delhi, Bihar's Gaya, Ranchi, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and Vishakhapatnam in India.
Tamil Nadu capital Chennai was also rattled by the earthquake.The earthquake was also felt in the Delhi-NCR region.
With this much now signing off.Blessings of Almighty God be upon all of us.
Engr.Sikandar Hayat Siddiqi Director General & Principal Scientist,Earthquake & Tsunami Safety Management Initiative (ETASMI)/ Chief Technical Co-ordinator,
ETASMI Data Center/Chief Executive Officer, ETASMI Information Service /Project & Seismic Design Management Consultant /
Earthquake Public Awareness Consultant
Our Ref : ETASMI/BBE/21st May'14 Dhaka – Bangladesh/Asia Radio Link International Email 02:19 PM Dhaka Time,Thursday,22nd May'14 + 6 Hours GMT
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