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UPDATED: 14:40, December 26, 2004
Strong earthquake rocks parts of Bangladesh
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A strong earthquake measuring 7.36 degrees at the Richter scale, shocked different parts of Bangladesh Sunday morning, according to an official press release.

The earthquake lasted for one minute and 42 seconds jolting buildings in some cities in southeast Sri Lanka. Panic residents run out of their homes to streets.

The epicenter was 1,019 kilometers away from the Observatory Center of Chittagong, the southeastern port city of Bangladesh.

Details were not available immediately.

Source: Xinhua

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