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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Bharatpur in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.8303S, 84.8208WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Bharatpur in Nepal. Unique identifier: us20005af9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005af9. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 05:15:33 / March 13, 2016 @ 5:15 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 84.8208° East, 27.8303° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:00:33 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Raxaul, Bīrganj, Rāmnagar.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 41 km ENE of Bharatpur, Nepal.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 84.8208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.8303° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km ENE of Bharatpur, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-13 05:15:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 09:15:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 298 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 0.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us20005af9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005af9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005af9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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