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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Dailekh in Nepal

Earthquake location 28.874S, 81.5789WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Dailekh in Nepal. Exact location of earthquake, 81.5789° East, 28.874° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 12:53:11 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 07:08:11 / October 5, 2018 @ 7:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000han2. Unique identifier: us1000han2.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nepalgunj, Dipayal, Gulariyā. Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Nepalgunj (c. 64 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Gulariyā (c. 53 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tīkāpur (c. 44 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Birendranagar (c. 31 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dipayal (c. 23 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Dailekh (c. 20 900 pop).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 13 km WNW of Dailekh, Nepal.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 81.5789° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WNW 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 2018-10-05 07:08:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-26 11:57:30 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 298 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 8.379 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us1000han2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000han2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000han2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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