A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Kathmandu in Nepal. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.36 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 6.36 km, 85.3291° East, 27.6861° North. Id of earthquake: us1000311d. Event ids that are associated: us1000311d. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/15 / 2015-08-11 04:57:41 / August 11, 2015 @ 4:57 am. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:42:41 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hitura, Panaoti, Banepa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 2 km (1 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km SSE of Kathmandu, Nepal.
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