A 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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