A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kirtipur in Nepal on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 19:09:53 / May 23, 2016 @ 7:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:54:53 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 85.0984 East, latitude 27.7402 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jdi. Unique identifier: us10005jdi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Raxaul, Bīrganj, Bharatpur (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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