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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Bharatpur in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.9226S, 84.6955WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Bharatpur in Nepal. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70003mg6. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003mg6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 08:23:37 / May 17, 2019 @ 8:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 84.6955° East, latitude 27.9226° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:08:37 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pokhara (c. 200 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bharatpur (c. 107 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hitura (c. 84 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rāmnagar (c. 43 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rāmnagar, Wāling, Panaoti (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop).

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. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 37 km NE of Bharatpur, Nepal. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 84.6955° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.9226° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NE of Bharatpur, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-17 08:23:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-17 08:41:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 340 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 1.872 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us70003mg6 Id of event.
Event Code 70003mg6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003mg6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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