A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Bhaktapur in Nepal on Sunday. Event id: us2000iwg3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iwg3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 23:21:55 / December 22, 2018 @ 11:21 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:06:55 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). 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 24.36 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 24.36 km, 85.4079° East, 27.6441° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malangwa, Bīrganj, Hitura (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SW of Bhaktapur, Nepal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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