A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hitura in Nepal on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 12:17:44 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 3.42 km (2 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/15 / 2015-09-22 06:32:44 / September 22, 2015 @ 6:32 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 3.42 km, 84.9892° East, 27.6774° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003ms7. Unique identifier: us20003ms7.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rāmnagar, Raxaul, Bīrganj (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km N of Hitura, Nepal.
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