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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Zham in China

Earthquake location 27.9056S, 86.1286WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Zham in China. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 86.1286° East, latitude 27.9056° North, depth = 9.51 km. The temblor was reported at 04:08:57 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 22:23:57 / August 17, 2015 @ 10:23 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000330x. Event ids that are associated: us1000330x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.51 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hari Bdr Tamang House (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirtipur, Pātan, Kathmandu (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km ESE of Zham, China. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.1286° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.9056° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ESE of Zham, China Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-17 22:23:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-17 22:48:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 272 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 0.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us1000330x Id of event.
Event Code 1000330x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000330x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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