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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Nagarkot in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.9259S, 85.6559WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nagarkot in Nepal on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 10:00:53 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 85.6559° East, latitude 27.9259° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10003zfw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003zfw. Global time and date of event 19/11/15 / 2015-11-19 04:15:53 / November 19, 2015 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hari Bdr Tamang House (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hitura, Kirtipur, Pātan. Country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.6559° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.9259° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NNE 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 2015-11-19 04:15:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-19 04:29:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 387 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 0.368 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10003zfw Id of event.
Event Code 10003zfw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003zfw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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