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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Kodari in Nepal

Earthquake location 27.7053S, 86.0643WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Kodari in Nepal. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70009ett. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009ett. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:53:38 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 18:08:38 / May 12, 2020 @ 6:08 pm. Exact location, longitude 86.0643° East, latitude 27.7053° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Kathmandu (c. 1 442 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pātan (c. 183 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kirtipur (c. 44 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Panaoti (c. 27 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Banepa (c. 17 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hari Bdr Tamang House (c. 10 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from kankrabari Dovan (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lobujya, Kirtipur, Pātan (min 5000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km SSE of Kodari, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 86.0643° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 27.7053° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSE of Kodari, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-12 18:08:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-12 18:37:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 345 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 371 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 5.603 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us70009ett Id of event.
Event Code 70009ett An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ett, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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