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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Baglung in Nepal

Earthquake location 28.1619S, 83.475WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 83.475° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 28.1619° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SW of Baglung, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-15 15:00:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 16:03:34 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 284 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 2.955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us60008g2y Id of event.
Event Code 60008g2y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008g2y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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