A 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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