Bangladesh Meteorological Department confirmed that an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude occurred at 12 hours 11 minutes 27.2 seconds BST today, 25 April, 2015, centred on the Barpak region of Nepal, North West of Kathmandu (28.08º N, Long.: 84.86º E, depth 15 km). The epicenter is estimated to be at a distance of 745 km North- West of BMD Seismic Centre, Agargaon, Dhaka.
Government of Bangladesh has immediately initiated emergency assessment activities to ascertain the extent of the earthquake’s impact on the country. At the time of writing the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has received initial feedback from local level officials in at least 18 districts. Simultaneously the media is reporting a range of impacts some, but not all, of which have been confirmed by government sources spoken to by DMIC at this time.