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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake strikes near Hitura in Nepal



Earthquake location 27.305S, 85.0317WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (mg/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hitura in Nepal. The temblor was reported at 14:47:32 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 20/05/15 / 2015-05-20 09:02:32 / May 20, 2015 @ 9:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 85.0317 East, latitude 27.305 North, depth 10 km, unique identifier, us10002ar2. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us10002ar2,.

Close countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bettiah (c. 127 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Motīhāri (c. 112 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sheohar, Sītāmarhi, Bettiah.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.0317° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.305° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Hitura, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-20 09:02:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-20 10:22:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 53 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 320 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 5.871 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us10002ar2 Id of event.
Event Code 10002ar2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002ar2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Raul

    Its Patan not Patna….

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