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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Hitura in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.7076S, 84.9253WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Hitura in Nepal. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/15 / 2015-07-03 20:04:08 / July 3, 2015 @ 8:04 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:08 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: us10002nbj. Unique identifier: us10002nbj. Exact location of earthquake, 84.9253° East, 27.7076° North, depth 10 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rāmnagar, Raxaul, Bīrganj (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km NNW of Hitura, Nepal.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 84.9253° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.7076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NNW of Hitura, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-03 20:04:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-04 22:51:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 313 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 0.346 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us10002nbj Id of event.
Event Code 10002nbj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002nbj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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