A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kathmandu in Nepal. All ids that are associated to the event: us10002mxq. Unique identifier: us10002mxq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/07/15 / 2015-07-02 01:56:11 / July 2, 2015 @ 1:56 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 85.2992° East, 27.749° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:41:11 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 6 km (4 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bīrganj, Bharatpur, Hitura.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km NNW of Kathmandu, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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