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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 18:08 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 18:08 (GMT)
12 May 18:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
May 12 18:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.9.
Date & time: 2020-05-12 06:08:38 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.74°N / 86.09°E (Nepal)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SE of Kodāri̇̄ (pop: 1,600)
55 km (34 mi) NE of Dhulikhel (pop: 16,300)
57 km (36 mi) NE of Banepā (pop: 17,200)
76 km (47 mi) E of Kathmandu (pop: 1,442,300)
178 km (110 mi) N of Darbhanga (pop: 287,200)
193 km (120 mi) NE of Muzaffarpur (pop: 333,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-05-12 18:08:38 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmNepalGFZ
2020-05-12 18:08:38 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmNepalEMSC
2020-05-12 18:08:38 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmNepalUSGS

User reports for this quake (109)

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62.2 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Baneshwor kathmandu (27.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dharan (156.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sitting on a chair and I felt a weak and brief quake.. just one shake and it was over
230 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Hajipur (245.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Thapa chowk, Janakpur (107.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My bed shook while I was sleeping. It was 11:53 Pm. It lasted for 3to 4 seconds.
301.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
75.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
kathmandu, bhotebahal (76.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
75.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just for a second the bed shook.
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (66.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Makaalbari (69.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Purano Thimi, Bhaktapur (69.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
83.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
74.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
78 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
115 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
At home / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was sleeping but something felt shaking when i got to my sense and woke up it had already passed but people outside were shouting and dogs were barking
Kathmandu, Boudha / Weak shaking (MMI III) : There were two minor consecutive tremors. The first one lasted 1-2 secs, with a pause in between, followed by another 2-3 secs tremors. I was in bed, and the bed vibrated as if from within or from the floor upwards. Friend sleeping in other room same floor (4th) besides, didn’t feel anything. Two other friends on 3rd and 2nd floor felt tremors in their sleep.
Kathmandu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping while suddenly I woke up and felt bed shaking as well as the trees outside, birds were chirping from the trees too, I had no idea what was happening but later knew that it was a light quake but for a longer period and suddenly it stopped, but non of the 3 other member of my home woke up, so they didn't know the quake because they had just slept and had gone for a deep sleep already, as it had been few hours since they slept.
Janakpur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
PATNA / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kathmandu, Baluwakhani / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV) : While I was layoyon my bed, it shakes n shaking sound was heard .
Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dimapur / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lalitpur / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : With very weak shaking of windows.
Godawari / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Indirapuram / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kathmandu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Raxaul / Weak shaking (MMI III)
bhaktapur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kupondole / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bhotebahal, kathmandu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nagarjun / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hetauda gauritar / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Patna,Bihar, India / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
kathmandu , maharajgunj / Light shaking (MMI IV) : bed shaked , buildings shaked a little bit
Patna / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt while i was resting on my bed
Boudha, Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Balaju / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Khumaltar, lalitpur / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nuwakot / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Gaighat Udayapur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hetauda / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Raxaul, bihar / not felt
lathmandu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Howrah / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed was shaking
Sitamarhi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Building shaking
Rumjatar / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Thrilling experience
Waling, Syangja / not felt
Narayantar jorpati aryalgaun / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pokhara, Nepal / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened.
Phulpari Nepal / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Around 11:00pm while sleeping I felt weak shaking of quake
bhaktapur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Buddhanagar, Kathmandu, Nepal. / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Darbhanga, Bihar / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Purnea / not felt
Kathmandu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Janakpur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kathmandu / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt
Bharatpur / not felt
Kathmandu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Howrah / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Maharajgunj / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Patna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dolakha, Nepal / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Suddenly awakened and felt strong shaking and heard dogs barking all over.
Pokhara / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was a weak shaking, but I felt.
Kathmandu / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : On Nepal again back Earthquake
patna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
bhaktapur / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chabahil / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kathmandu / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Big hit
Bhaktapur Nepal / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kathmandu / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Nepal / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Pokhara University / Light shaking (MMI IV)
New Delhi / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed was Shaking
Mandikhatar Kathmandu / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kathmandu / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bijeswori Marg, Swayambhu, 21952 Kathmandu, Nepal. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Siliguri (India, 260 km SE of epicenter) : It shook a little bit ....I felt the termor (reported through EMSC)
Baglung (Nepal, 252 km W of epicenter) : little bit shaking (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 76 km W of epicenter) : All the dogs in the area started barking. Felt the mild tremor. (reported through EMSC)
Mahangkal (Nepal, 73 km W of epicenter) : Did not feel it. Alarm rang 3 times (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 76 km W of epicenter) : slight shack. (reported through EMSC)
Patna (India, 244 km S of epicenter) : Felt the bed shaking. The water bottle too. (reported through EMSC)
Pokhara (Nepal, 213 km W of epicenter) : Light shake for few seconds (reported through EMSC)
Bīrganj (Nepal, 137 km SW of epicenter) : I felt a 5 second shake on my bed. I just called up my friends to confirm the same , they also felt the mild earthquake. We live in the same city Birgunj (reported through EMSC)
Syuchatar (Nepal, 79 km W of epicenter) : Felt like it was shaking for a bit (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 74 km W of epicenter) : Felt like two minor consecutive quakes one after another. (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 74 km W of epicenter) : Slight feel of shaking (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 74 km W of epicenter) : Scary earthquake. Was a good shake. (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 74 km W of epicenter) : Shook down fully (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 74 km W of epicenter) : It wasn't very long, must have ended in 10-15 seconds if I'm right. I could hear light shaking but since it was dark I couldn't see things move (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 74 km W of epicenter) : Nothing (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 74 km W of epicenter) : It lasted for few seconds. 10 seconds perhaps. (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 73 km W of epicenter) : Slight shake for a fees seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 72 km W of epicenter) : Was sleeping. Felt the shaking for 10-15 seconds and got out of the bed. (reported through EMSC)
Kathmandu (Nepal, 72 km W of epicenter) : What if we hit by major eq at this situation while we r staying at home fighting coved-19 ?? Should we be staying at home or go outside home very confusing ?? (reported through EMSC)
Budhanilkantha (Nepal, 72 km W of epicenter) : Woke up and was not sure but a part of my workoutstation was swinging. So it was one.Good night (reported through EMSC)
Jorpati (Nepal, 70 km W of epicenter) : It's 11:56pm and i felt the earthquake and the duration of earthquake is about 5 to 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Madhyapur Thimi (Nepal, 68 km W of epicenter) : Dog barking, felt jolt and floating. (reported through EMSC)
Bhaktapur (Nepal, 63 km W of epicenter) : it's dark here and the dogs have started to bark. it was a single big jolt (reported through EMSC)
Belghari (Nepal, 59 km S of epicenter) : Little shock (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Nepal on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 at 18:08 (GMT)

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