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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 7.8 quake: Nepal on Sat, 25 Apr 06h11, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Date & time: Tuesday, 12 May 2015 07:17 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.82°N / 86.16°E (Nepal)
Nearest volcano: Kunlun (1025 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2*10^13 J (6.22 GWh / 5351 tons of TNT / 0.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 12 May 2015
Tue, 12 May 07:17 UTCM 5.6 / 10 km25km SE of Kodari, NepalUSGS
Tue, 12 May 07:17 UTCM 5.6 / 20 km NEPALEMSC

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Kolkata / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(India) (890 km W from epicenter)(no details): It was intense. My body was shaking.. (via EMSC)
Lucknow (India) (543 km W from epicenter)(no details): Mild tremors felt (via EMSC)
Siliguri (India) (253 km SE from epicenter)(no details): An aftershock... I was waiting already... (via EMSC)
Siliguri (India) (253 km SE from epicenter)(no details): I was watching tv and eartquake Occured...damn scary (via EMSC)
Pathari (Nepal) (196 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Every thi.gs are fine here (via EMSC)

 

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