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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Ramechhap in Nepal



Earthquake location 27.4959S, 86.1687WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ramechhap in Nepal. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 03:37:46 / February 27, 2017 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008mll. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mll. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 86.1687° East, 27.4959° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:22:46 / 9:22 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Janakpur (c. 93 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lahān (c. 31 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sirāhā (c. 24 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sirāhā, Malangwa, Lahān.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.1687° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.4959° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNE 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 03:37:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 04:14:05 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 340 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 0.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us20008mll Id of event.
Event Code 20008mll An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mll, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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