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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Kirtipur in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.7993S, 85.027WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Kirtipur in Nepal. The temblor was detected at 06:29:32 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.69 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/19 / 2019-04-24 00:44:32 / April 24, 2019 @ 12:44 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 85.027 East, latitude 27.7993 North, depth = 28.69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003b3q. Unique identifier: us70003b3q.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rāmnagar, Raxaul, Bīrganj (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bīrganj (c. 133 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Raxaul (c. 48 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 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. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km WNW of Kirtipur, Nepal.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 85.027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.7993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km WNW 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 2019-04-24 00:44:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-24 01:10:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 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 345 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 1.587 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us70003b3q Id of event.
Event Code 70003b3q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003b3q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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