A 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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