A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Bharatpur in Nepal. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70003mg6. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003mg6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 08:23:37 / May 17, 2019 @ 8:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 84.6955° East, latitude 27.9226° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:08:37 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pokhara (c. 200 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rāmnagar (c. 43 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rāmnagar, Wāling, Panaoti (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km NE of Bharatpur, Nepal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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