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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Banepa in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.6311S, 85.6385WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Banepa in Nepal on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 85.6385 East, latitude 27.6311 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/15 / 2015-08-30 13:17:34 / August 30, 2015 @ 1:17 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000365l. Event ids that are associated: us1000365l. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:02:34 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Malangwa (c. 20 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malangwa, Hitura, Kirtipur (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 11 km E of Banepa, Nepal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.6385° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.6311° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km E of Banepa, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-30 13:17:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-30 15:30:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 313 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 1.089 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us1000365l Id of event.
Event Code 1000365l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000365l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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