A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nagarkot in Nepal. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006qji. Unique identifier: us60006qji. Exact location of event, longitude 85.6479 East, latitude 27.8998 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:11:32 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/19 / 2019-12-12 13:26:32 / December 12, 2019 @ 1:26 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitura, Kirtipur, Pātan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 23 km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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