A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ramechhap in Nepal on Monday. The temblor was reported at 10:06:42 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 04:21:42 / February 27, 2017 @ 4:21 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.72 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 85.9562° East, 27.3546° North, depth 25.72 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mlv. Id of event: us20008mlv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Janakpur (c. 93 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sītāmarhi (c. 57 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bairāgnia (c. 37 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dumra, Sītāmarhi, Bairāgnia (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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