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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 7.8 quake: Nepal, 25 Apr 2015 06h11, which had occurred 2 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2015
12 May 08:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 53 minutes.
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)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) NE of Dhulikhel (pop: 16,300)
66 km (41 mi) SW of Lobujya (pop: 8,800)
66 km (41 mi) NE of Banepā (pop: 17,200)
84 km (52 mi) E of Kathmandu (pop: 1,442,300)
85 km (53 mi) NE of Pātan (pop: 183,300)
187 km (116 mi) NW of Biratnagar (pop: 182,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 12 May 07:17 UTCM 5.7 / 10 km NepalGFZ
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

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Kolkata / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
(India, 890 km W of epicenter) : It was intense. My body was shaking.. (reported through EMSC)
Lucknow (India, 543 km W of epicenter) : Mild tremors felt (reported through EMSC)
Siliguri (India, 253 km SE of epicenter) : An aftershock... I was waiting already... (reported through EMSC)
Siliguri (India, 253 km SE of epicenter) : I was watching tv and eartquake Occured...damn scary (reported through EMSC)
Pathari (Nepal, 196 km SE of epicenter) : Every thi.gs are fine here (reported through EMSC)

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

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