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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Dailekh in Nepal

Earthquake location 28.8507S, 81.6418WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Dailekh in Nepal on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:20:28 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 81.6418 East, latitude 28.8507 North, depth = 27.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.7 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20009wlh. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009wlh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 16:35:28 / July 15, 2017 @ 4:35 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Nepalgunj (c. 64 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Gulariyā (c. 53 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tīkāpur (c. 44 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Birendranagar (c. 31 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Dipayal (c. 23 400 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Dailekh (c. 20 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nepalgunj, Dipayal, Gulariyā (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 6 km W of Dailekh, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 81.6418° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.8507° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Dailekh, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-15 16:35:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-18 15:54:04 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 284 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 8.327 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us20009wlh Id of event.
Event Code 20009wlh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009wlh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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