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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 13 km NNW of Nagarkot, Nepal



Earthquake location 27.8247S, 85.4702WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Nagarkot in Nepal. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.93 km (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:59:17 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006qpe. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006qpe. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 17:14:17 / September 18, 2016 @ 5:14 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 85.4702° East, 27.8247° North, depth 24.93 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitura, Panaoti, Kirtipur (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NNW of Nagarkot, Nepal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.4702° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.8247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NNW of Nagarkot, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-18 17:14:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-19 01:38:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 272 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 0.176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us10006qpe Id of event.
Event Code 10006qpe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qpe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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