A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kodari in Nepal. Global time and date of event 23/08/15 / 2015-08-23 09:02:09 / August 23, 2015 @ 9:02 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us100034be. Unique identifier: us100034be. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:09 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 86.0595 East, latitude 27.8497 North, depth = 35 km.
Close country/countries, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hari Bdr Tamang House (c. 10 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from kankrabari Dovan (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirtipur, Pātan, Lobujya (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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