A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Panaoti in Nepal. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.3 km (13 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:16:26 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005eeq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005eeq. Exact location of event, depth 20.3 km, 85.7301° East, 27.4885° North. Global time and date of event 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 04:31:26 / April 4, 2016 @ 4:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Janakpur (c. 93 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gaur, Janakpur, Malangwa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km ESE of Panaoti, Nepal.
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