Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - Khotang, 34 km west of Khā̃dbāri̇̄, Sankhuwasabha, Province 1, Nepal, on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 13:12 (GMT) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - Khotang, 34 km west of Khā̃dbāri̇̄, Sankhuwasabha, Province 1, Nepal, on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 13:12 (GMT)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Jul 13:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
23 Jul 13:47: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 3.5. Epicenter location corrected by 8.7 km (5.4 mi) towards NNW.
Update Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 13:36
Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 32 km southwest of Khā̃dbāri̇̄, Nepal early evening
4.2 quake 23 Jul 6:57 pm (GMT +5:45)
4.2 quake 23 Jul 6:57 pm (GMT +5:45)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early evening near Khā̃dbāri̇̄, Sankhuwasabha, Province 1, Nepal.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday 23 July 2021 at 6:12 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Khā̃dbāri̇̄ (pop. 22,900) located 32 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Dhankuta (pop. 22,100) located 54 km from the epicenter, Triyuga (pop. 71,400) 58 km away, Dharan (pop. 108,600) 64 km away, Itahari (pop. 48,000) 78 km away, Inaruwa (pop. 70,100) 79 km away, and Biratnagar (pop. 182,300) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 23, 2021 13:12:01 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.35°N / 86.86°E (Khotang, Province 1, Nepal)
Antipode: 27.35°S / 93.14°W
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) W of Khā̃dbāri̇̄ (pop: 22,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NW of Dhankuta (Koshi) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Triyuga (pop: 71,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NW of Dharan (pop: 108,600) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNE of Lahan (Sagarmatha, Province 2) (pop: 31,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Itahari (pop: 48,000) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNW of Inaruwa (pop: 70,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) N of Rājbirāj (Sagarmatha, Province 2) (pop: 33,100) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) ESE of Patan (Province 3) (pop: 183,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) ESE of Kathmandu (Province 3) (pop: 1,442,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 14°C (57 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Siliguri , darjeeling / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
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