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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Ramechhap in Nepal



Earthquake location 27.636S, 86.0674WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.0674° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.636° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km N of Ramechhap, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-12 14:41:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-12 19:06:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 284 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 0.671 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us20005heg Id of event.
Event Code 20005heg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005heg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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