A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ramechhap in Nepal on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 01:58:27 / July 2, 2017 @ 1:58 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:43:27 / 7:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 86.1117 East, latitude 27.2357 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100095t8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100095t8.
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Janakpur (c. 93 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Madhubani (c. 71 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Sītāmarhi (c. 57 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Bairāgnia (c. 37 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rājbirāj, Bairāgnia, Gaur (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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