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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Nagarkot in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.7127S, 85.7924WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nagarkot in Nepal. Exact location of event, longitude 85.7924 East, latitude 27.7127 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 29/09/15 / 2015-09-29 10:54:41 / September 29, 2015 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10003ir8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003ir8. The temblor was reported at 16:39:41 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitura, Kirtipur, Pātan (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 26 km E of Nagarkot, Nepal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.7924° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.7127° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km E of Nagarkot, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-29 10:54:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-29 12:32:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 0.438 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us10003ir8 Id of event.
Event Code 10003ir8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ir8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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