A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Ramechhap in Nepal. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 14:41:52 / April 12, 2016 @ 2:41 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005heg. Id of event: us20005heg. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:26:52 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 86.0674° East, 27.636° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lobujya, Kirtipur, Pātan. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hari Bdr Tamang House (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 34 km N of Ramechhap, Nepal.
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