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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Lamjung in Nepal



Earthquake location 28.0107S, 84.7447WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Lamjung in Nepal. The temblor was detected at 23:55:01 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 18:10:01 / February 21, 2016 @ 6:10 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rjm. Unique identifier: us10004rjm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.24 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 84.7447° East, 28.0107° North, depth 19.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rāmnagar, Wāling, Panaoti (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pokhara (c. 200 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Rāmnagar (c. 43 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 43 km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 84.7447° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.0107° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km ESE of Lamjung, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-21 18:10:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 18:36:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 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 389 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 0.586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10004rjm Id of event.
Event Code 10004rjm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rjm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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