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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ramechhap in Nepal



Earthquake location 27.3546S, 85.9562WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km WNW of Ramechhap, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.9562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.3546° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WNW of Ramechhap, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-27 04:21:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 05:07:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 0.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20008mlv Id of event.
Event Code 20008mlv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mlv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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