A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Kirtipur in Nepal. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/07/15 / 2015-07-22 16:29:47 / July 22, 2015 @ 4:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20002z9c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002z9c. Exact location of earthquake, 85.1963° East, 27.639° North, depth 12.33 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.33 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:14:47 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Raxaul, Bīrganj, Bharatpur.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km WSW of Kirtipur, Nepal.
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