A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nagarkot in Nepal. Exact location of earthquake, 85.5191° East, 27.958° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/05/16 / 2016-05-13 23:20:59 / May 13, 2016 @ 11:20 pm. Unique identifier: us10005ivg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005ivg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:05:59 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitura, Panaoti, Kirtipur (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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