Information on the earthquake: moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake
Medium-magnitude earthquake 4.2 to 10 km deep
October 1 07:28 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Updated Fri Oct 1, 2021, 07:33
Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes 59 km east of Kathmandu, Nepal around noon
Earthquake 4.2 of October 1, 12:54 p.m. (GMT + 5:45 a.m.)
A shallow 4.2 magnitude earthquake was reported around noon near Kathmandu, Bagmati province, Nepal.
According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the earthquake struck on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:09 p.m. local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deep ones because they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter and depth of the quake could be revised in the coming hours or minutes, as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
Weak tremors were felt in Kodari (1,600 inhabitants) located 28 km from the epicenter, Dhulikhel (16,300 inhabitants) at 38 km, Banepā (17,200 inhabitants) at 40 km and Panauti̇̄ (27,600 inhabitants) at 42 km.
Other cities close to the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Madhyapur Thimi (pop. 83,000) located 53 km from the epicenter, Kathmandu (pop. 1,442,300) at 59 km, Patan (pop. 183,300) 60 km, Kirtipur (44,600 inhabitants) 63 km and Hetauda (84,800 inhabitants) 93 km.
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Date and hour : October 1, 2021 07:09:30 AM UTC –
Local time at epicenter: Friday October 1, 2021 12.54 p.m. (GMT + 5.45 a.m.)
Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / longitude of epicenter: 27.71 ° N / 85.92 ° E↗ (Sindhupalchowk, Bagmati Province, Nepal)
Antipode: 27.71 ° S / 94.08 ° W↗
Nearby towns and villages:
28 km (17 mi) south of Kodari (Province 3) (pop: 1,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
38 km (24 mi) ENE of Dhulikhel (Bagmati, Province 3) (pop: 16,300) -> See nearby earthquakes!
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Banepā (Bagmati, Province 3) (pop: 17,200) -> See nearby earthquakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Panauti̇̄ (Province 3) (pop: 27,600) -> See earthquakes nearby!
53 km (33 mi) east of Madhyapur Thimi (Province 3) (pop: 83,000) -> Watch the earthquakes nearby!
59 km (37 mi) east of Kathmandu (Province 3) (pop: 1,442,300) -> See nearby earthquakes!
60 km (37 mi) east of Patan (Province 3) (pop: 183,300) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
63 km (39 mi) east of Kirtipur (Province 3) (pop: 44,600) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
93 km (58 mi) ENE of Hetauda (Province 3) (pop: 84,800) -> Observe the earthquakes nearby!
201 km (125 mi) ESE of Pokhara (Gandaki Pradesh) (pop: 200,000) -> See earthquakes nearby!
Clouds covered 21.7 ° C (71 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 2 m / s (3 kts) from SSW
Main data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Center)
Estimated energy released: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tonnes of TNT) More info
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