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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Achham in Nepal

Earthquake location 29.4391S, 81.571WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Achham in Nepal on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000488j. Unique identifier: us1000488j. Exact location of event, longitude 81.571 East, latitude 29.4391 North, depth = 15.53 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 22:16:57 / December 18, 2015 @ 10:16 pm. 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 15.53 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:01:57 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Birendranagar (c. 31 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Dipayal (c. 23 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Dailekh (c. 20 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Dadeldhurā (c. 19 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Dārchulā (c. 18 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Jumla (c. 9 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Burang (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries, China (c. 1 330 044 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dārchulā, Burang, Dadeldhurā (min 5000 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km NNE of Achham, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 81.571° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.4391° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NNE of Achham, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-18 22:16:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-18 22:52:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 450 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 3.715 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us1000488j Id of event.
Event Code 1000488j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000488j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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