Earthquake Hits Nepal Today 6.2 recter scale. Just Few Minutes Before Earthquake shakes nepal. Earthquake in Nepal Today Evening.Few minutes ago, 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit with epicenter in Sikkim, tremor felt as far as Kathmandu for nearly a minute.
On 9/18/2011 12:40:48 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and depth 20.7km has struck an moderately populated area in the Mechi Province (population: 1.2 million) in Nepal. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be medium (Orange alert).
This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact since the affected region is moderately populated and has medium resilience for natural disasters.
The earthquake 159km from the city of Thimphu. The nearest populated places are Ghunsa (15km), Lhonak (8km). It is a mountainous region with a maximum altitude of 8361 m.
Earthquake in Nepal Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 12:40:48 UTC
Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 06:10:48 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 27.730°N, 88.082°E
Depth 20.7 km (12.9 miles)
Region SIKKIM, INDIA
Distances 68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India
119 km (73 miles) NNW of Shiliguri, West Bengal, India
272 km (169 miles) E of KATHMANDU, Nepal
572 km (355 miles) N of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 14.4 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)
Parameters NST=258, Nph=258, Dmin=369.6 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
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