A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Baglung in Nepal on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 83.475 East, latitude 28.1619 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:45:16 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 15:00:16 / March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008g2y. Id of event: us60008g2y.
Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nautanwa, Bhairāhawā, Butwāl (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Pokhara (c. 200 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Butwāl (c. 91 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bhairāhawā (c. 63 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nautanwa (c. 32 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tānsen (c. 23 700 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Bāglung (c. 23 300 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km SW of Baglung, Nepal.
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