A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Hitura in Nepal. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/15 / 2015-07-03 20:04:08 / July 3, 2015 @ 8:04 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:08 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10002nbj. Unique identifier: us10002nbj. Exact location of earthquake, 84.9253° East, 27.7076° North, depth 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rāmnagar, Raxaul, Bīrganj (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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