A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kathmandu in Nepal on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005hgq. Id of event: us10005hgq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.48 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, depth 22.48 km, 85.3181° East, 27.8199° North. The temblor was detected at 04:30:55 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/16 / 2016-05-14 22:45:55 / May 14, 2016 @ 10:45 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bharatpur, Hitura, Panaoti (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 13 km N of Kathmandu, Nepal.
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