A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Patan in Nepal on Saturday. Event id: us20005gv0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gv0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.12 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:05:13 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 13:20:13 / April 9, 2016 @ 1:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 4.12 km, 85.2934° East, 27.5941° North.
Epicenter of the event was 12 km (8 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malangwa, Bharatpur, Raxaul (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 9 km SSW of Patan, Nepal.
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