Major earthquake jolts Bangladesh, centered in Nicobar Islands
December 26, 2004
Seismologists at USGS have indicated that this earthquake is an aftershock of the 9.0 earthquake which had occurred just a few hours earlier, 305 km (190 miles) distant, in the Indian Ocean near Sumatra, Indonesia.
The Bangladesh Meteorological Department issued a statement that the quake had struck Chittagong, a southern port that is the second largest city in Bangladesh.
- Magnitude 7.3 - NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION 2004 USGS, December 26, 2004 at 04:21:26 UTC.
- Tremor jolts parts of Bangladesh Associated Press report on Yahoo Asia news, December 26, 2004.