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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Dipayal in Nepal

Earthquake location 29.4069S, 80.8988WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Dipayal in Nepal on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 80.8988 East, latitude 29.4069 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 18:34:26 / October 28, 2020 @ 6:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000c9s1. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000c9s1. The temblor was reported at 18:34:26 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Dhangarhi (c. 92 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mahendranagar (c. 88 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Pithorāgarh (c. 47 600 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Dipayal (c. 23 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Dadeldhurā (c. 19 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Dārchulā (c. 18 300 pop). Close country/countries, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop), Nepal (c. 28 952 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Banbasa, Tanakpur, Dhangarhi.

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NNW of Dipayal, Nepal. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 80.8988° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 29.4069° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km NNW of Dipayal, Nepal Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-28 18:34:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-10 16:12:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 5.391 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us7000c9s1 Id of event.
Event Code 7000c9s1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c9s1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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