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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Kathmandu in Nepal



Earthquake location 27.8396S, 85.2486WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.2486° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.8396° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNW of Kathmandu, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-05 16:20:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 16:38:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 425 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 0.139 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us20004y4t Id of event.
Event Code 20004y4t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004y4t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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