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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag strikes near Ramechhap in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.618S, 86.1659WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (mg/mb) was reported Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ramechhap in Nepal. The temblor was reported at 13:21:53 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Global time of event 12/05/15 / 2015-05-12 07:36:53 / May 12, 2015 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 86.1659 East, latitude 27.618 North, depth 15 km, unique identifier, us20002ek5.

Close countries, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Janakpur (c. 93 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Lahān (c. 31 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sirāhā (c. 24 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jaynagar, Jaleswar, Hitura.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.1659° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.618° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-12 07:36:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-12 08:11:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.54 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 613 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.665 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 17 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002ek5 Id of event.
Event Code 20002ek5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002ek5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Amrita

    It was also very strong

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