A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kathmandu in Nepal on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 16:20:11 / February 5, 2016 @ 4:20 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:05:11 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 85.2486° East, 27.8396° North, depth 25.95 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 25.95 km (16 miles). Event id: us20004y4t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y4t.
Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Raxaul, Bīrganj, Bharatpur (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NNW of Kathmandu, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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