Headline
** Senegal move into WC last 16 ** BNP gets Suhrawardy Uddyan to hold Dhaka rally on 26 conditions ** HC orders ACC to complete probe in 3 months ** Bangladesh to get $30 million in climate adaptation fund ** Chinese protesters say police seeking them out ** Dhaka WASA MD takes Tk 57.99m as gross salary to13 yrs ** Chandpur teen stabbed to death after argument over WC match ** Saudi firm, BPDB to set up 1000MW solar power plant in BD ** In corruption-driven economy one can't punish big loan defaulters ** Late Casemiro strike sends Brazil into last 16 ** Rare protests spread across China ** Girls outshine boys total pass rate 87.44 per cent ** Farmers get arrested but big embezzlers remain untouched ** 7.1m Bangladeshis displaced by climate change in 2022: WHO ** Ghana beat South Korea by 3-2 goals ** Cabinet directs to verify news being shared about banking sector ** Govt now can raise fuel, power tariffs ** We are watching a drama : HC ** Thai AirAsia launches Dhaka-Bangkok inaugural flight ** New DAP may trouble housing sector ** 12 Pabna farmers get bail in loan default case ** Protests spread in China as anger mounts over 'zero-Covid' ** Strike paralyses waterways across Bangladesh ** Will the big loan defaulters remain untouched? ** A ball goes past the Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (right) as Morocco's Romain Saiss (centre) and Morocco's Achraf Hakimi block his view from an offside position during the World Cup group F soccer match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha of Qatar on Sunday. Agency photo **

Power out as 7.0 quake hits Solomon Islands

23 November 2022


AFP :
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, with eyewitnesses reporting violent shaking that hurled items to the ground and knocked out power in parts of the capital Honiara.
"This was a big one," Joy Nisha, a receptionist with the Heritage Park Hotel in the capital Honiara, told AFP. "Some of the things in the hotel fell. Everyone seems OK, but panicky."
An AFP reporter in Honiara said the shaking lasted for around 20 seconds.
There were no immediate reports of serious structural damage, but power was out in some areas of the city and people were rushing from their offices and fleeing to higher ground.
"I was really scared because this is the first time I felt this kind of earthquake," said a manager at the Pacific Casino Hotel, who asked not to be named. "The building was really violently shaking," she said. "It was really strong, it made you move side to side."

Add Rate