A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kirtipur in Nepal. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g5f. Id of event: us10004g5f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 19:22:42 / January 21, 2016 @ 7:22 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.25 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:07:42 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 84.9933 East, latitude 28.0264 North, depth = 12.25 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Panaoti, Banepa, Bharatpur (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 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 one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 47 km NW of Kirtipur, Nepal.
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