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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 9 km SSW of Patan, Nepal



Earthquake location 27.5941S, 85.2934WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.2934° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.5941° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSW of Patan, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-09 13:20:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 21:54:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 35 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 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 273 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 0.119 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us20005gv0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005gv0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gv0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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