A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Zuobude in China on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:36:19 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 86.1812° East, 27.7986° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/17 / 2017-12-08 02:51:19 / December 8, 2017 @ 2:51 am. Id of earthquake: us2000c1xk. Event ids that are associated: us2000c1xk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hari Bdr Tamang House (c. 10 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from kankrabari Dovan (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirtipur, Pātan, Kathmandu.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km SSW of Zuobude, China.
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