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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Kirtipur in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.9485S, 84.9266WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kirtipur in Nepal on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.39 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ihi. Unique identifier: us10005ihi. The temblor was detected at 07:04:42 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/16 / 2016-05-11 01:19:42 / May 11, 2016 @ 1:19 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10.39 km, 84.9266° East, 27.9485° North.

Event epicenter was 47 km (30 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Panaoti, Banepa, kankrabari Dovan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km NW of Kirtipur, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 84.9266° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.9485° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NW of Kirtipur, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-11 01:19:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-24 01:58:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 312 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 0.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us10005ihi Id of event.
Event Code 10005ihi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005ihi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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