Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Earthquake in Nepal! 4.2 in Bajhang-Darchula border (July 7)




Kathmandu, July 7 Web portal of National Seismological Centre, Nepal reported moderate earthquake measuring to 4.2ML in far-western Nepal. The epicenter of the tremor that hit late night at 22:22:13 local time today (2014/07/07 16:37:13 UTC) was located at Bajhang-Darchula border, about 490km WNW of Kathmandu.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
719km WNW of Biratnagar
593km WNW of Janakpur
487km WNW of Kathmandu
342km WNW of Pokhara
197km NNW of Nepalgunj
111km NE of Mahendranagar



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M4.6 hit Taplejung (July 4)
M4.1 hit Kaski (May 25)
M4.3 hit Gorkha (May 20)
M4 hit Taplejung (April 23)
M4.2 hit Achham (April 11)
M4.4 hit Humla (March 31)
M4.3 hit Bajura (November 3)
M4.3 hit Sankhuwasabha (October 28)
M4.5 hit Humla (October 13)
M4.4 hit Humla (September 22)
M4.5 hit Dhankuta (September 12)
M4.9 hit Chongui, China (August 30)
M5.5 hit Rukum (June 28)
M4.4 hit Darchula (June 27)
M4.4 hit Dhanusha (June 26)
M.4.2 hit Northern Khotang (June 9)
M.4.5 hit Northern Bajura (May 31)
M4.2 hit Sindhupalchok (May 26)
Triple quake M4.3, M4.4 and M4.5 at Mugu (May 14)
M4.9 hit Northern Bajhang (April 28)
M4.2 hit Dhanusa (March 17)
M5.4 hit Rukum (March 6)
M4.1 hit Baglung (February 22)
M4 hit Bajhang (February 7)
M4.5 hit Bajhang (January 18)
M4 hits Siraha (January 13)
M5.5 hits Northern part of Bajura (January 9)
M4.7 hits Bajhang - Doti border (January 2)
M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border (December 22)
M4 hit North East Jajarkot (December 4)
M5.6 and M4 hit Bajhang in far west (November 12)
M4.4 at Southern Rukum (September 17)
M4.3 at Northern Rolpa (August 30)
M4.4 at Southern Dailekh (August 28)
Series of earthquakes hit Western Nepal, Rolpa, Rolpa-Rukum border (August 23)

Triple quake measuring M5 to M4.2 jolts Rukum (July 31)
M4.9 earthquake hits Southern Bajhang in Western Nepal (July 11)
M4.5 earthquake at Panchthar - Sikkim border (June 11)
M4.8 earthquake hit Pokhara (June 9)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Earthquake in Nepal! 4.6 in Taplejung (July 4)




Kathmandu, July 4 Web portal of National Seismological Centre, Nepal reported moderate earthquake measuring to 4.6ML in eastern Nepal. The epicenter of the tremor that hit around noon at 11:43:43 local time today (2014/07/04 05:58:43 UTC) was located in Taplejung district, about 250km east of Kathmandu.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
163km NNE of Biratnagar
233km ENE of Janakpur
250km East of Kathmandu
388km East of Pokhara
619km East of Nepalgunj
767km ESE of Mahendranagar



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Related topics:

M4.1 hit Kaski (May 25)
M4.3 hit Gorkha (May 20)
M4 hit Taplejung (April 23)
M4.2 hit Achham (April 11)
M4.4 hit Humla (March 31)
M4.3 hit Bajura (November 3)
M4.3 hit Sankhuwasabha (October 28)
M4.5 hit Humla (October 13)
M4.4 hit Humla (September 22)
M4.5 hit Dhankuta (September 12)
M4.9 hit Chongui, China (August 30)
M5.5 hit Rukum (June 28)
M4.4 hit Darchula (June 27)
M4.4 hit Dhanusha (June 26)
M.4.2 hit Northern Khotang (June 9)
M.4.5 hit Northern Bajura (May 31)
M4.2 hit Sindhupalchok (May 26)
Triple quake M4.3, M4.4 and M4.5 at Mugu (May 14)
M4.9 hit Northern Bajhang (April 28)
M4.2 hit Dhanusa (March 17)
M5.4 hit Rukum (March 6)
M4.1 hit Baglung (February 22)
M4 hit Bajhang (February 7)
M4.5 hit Bajhang (January 18)
M4 hits Siraha (January 13)
M5.5 hits Northern part of Bajura (January 9)
M4.7 hits Bajhang - Doti border (January 2)
M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border (December 22)
M4 hit North East Jajarkot (December 4)
M5.6 and M4 hit Bajhang in far west (November 12)
M4.4 at Southern Rukum (September 17)
M4.3 at Northern Rolpa (August 30)
M4.4 at Southern Dailekh (August 28)
Series of earthquakes hit Western Nepal, Rolpa, Rolpa-Rukum border (August 23)

Triple quake measuring M5 to M4.2 jolts Rukum (July 31)
M4.9 earthquake hits Southern Bajhang in Western Nepal (July 11)
M4.5 earthquake at Panchthar - Sikkim border (June 11)
M4.8 earthquake hit Pokhara (June 9)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June weather trend in Kathmandu in recent years


June is the second hottest month in Kathmandu after the month of May. This is also the month in which most of the people in Nepal, especially those who work in agriculture field anxiously wait for the rain of fortune - the Monsoon. Early /or delayed or too much /or less monsoon rain change the fate of farmers, and in turn very much affect the economy of Nepal as well as many countries in sub-Indian continent. Predicting timing and intensity of Asian monsoon is still a challenge to science due to lack of proper model for complex geo-structure of the region and insufficient data. Unfortunately, this year, the monsoon was late as well as weak with little monsoon active in Kathmandu and central region of Nepal.

This year, the monthly average temperature was almost in par with the monthly average for past seven years (viz. 30.1°C). The average maximum temperature for the month was 30.5°C, which is 1.5°C higher than the monthly average for the month for last 30 years (viz. 29°C). Similarly, the average minimum was 20.1°C which was also higher than the average monthly minimum temperature for past 30 years and recent 7 years, 19°C and 19.4°C respectively. The temperature trend also shows that in recent years, number of days with tropical nights in June in Kathmandu (min temp above 20°C) is in increasing trend.

The month of June in year 2010 and 2012 were the hottest Junes in recent years, with average maximum temperature at 31.1° and 31.2°C respectively. In terms of hot days, June 2010 registered 24days, and June 2012 & 2014 - 21days with daily maximum temperature above 30°C. Whereas June 2008 saw only 9 days with temperature above 30°C and average max temperature was 29.3°C, which was still above the 30 years average monthly max. June 13th 2012 was the record hottest June day with maximum temperature of 35.2°, whereas June 10th 2009 registered the lowest temperature of 15.8°C. Similarly, June 18th 2013 was the coolest day, on which the mercury did not cross the 22.6°C mark.

Average monthly rainfall in Kathmandu in June is 236.3mm. The maximum 24 hours rainfall recorded in June was 100.5mm in June 29, 1980. However, the average rainfall in past 7 years is slightly below the 30 years' average, which stands at approx 225mm. 2009 June received less than 50% of the monthly rainfall, with just 121.7mm, similarly, 2010 and 2012 Junes also received less rainfalls (145.1mm and 137.8mm respectively). Whereas, June last year received maximum amount of rainfall amounting to 366.3mm. 2012 June saw the longest dry period with no rain in Kathmandu for 9 consecutive days. Monthly rainfall in June 2014 was 198.7mm, which is below the average rainfall for the month in past 30 years, as well as in recent years. Longest dry period in 2014 June was 5 days.

Below comparison of June 2014 weather trend to past seven years trend.


Daily averages

Daily Max

Daily Min

Averages and extremes

Number of warm and cold days

data: Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization, yalamandu.com


Monthly weather trends in recent years for other months:


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Earthquake in Nepal! 4.1 in Kaski (May 25)




Kathmandu, May 25 Web portal of National Seismological Centre, Nepal reported moderate earthquake measuring to 4.1ML in western Nepal. The epicenter of the tremor that hit in morning at 8:31:47 local time today (2014/05/25 02:46:47 UTC) was located in Kaski district, just 11km ENE from the touristic city of Pokhara in Western Region of Nepal.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
369km WNW of Biratnagar
247km NW of Janakpur
138km WNW of Kathmandu
11km ENE of Pokhara
243km East of Nepalgunj
390km ESE of Mahendranagar



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Related topics:

M4.3 hit Gorkha (May 20)
M4 hit Taplejung (April 23)
M4.2 hit Achham (April 11)
M4.4 hit Humla (March 31)
M4.3 hit Bajura (November 3)
M4.3 hit Sankhuwasabha (October 28)
M4.5 hit Humla (October 13)
M4.4 hit Humla (September 22)
M4.5 hit Dhankuta (September 12)
M4.9 hit Chongui, China (August 30)
M5.5 hit Rukum (June 28)
M4.4 hit Darchula (June 27)
M4.4 hit Dhanusha (June 26)
M.4.2 hit Northern Khotang (June 9)
M.4.5 hit Northern Bajura (May 31)
M4.2 hit Sindhupalchok (May 26)
Triple quake M4.3, M4.4 and M4.5 at Mugu (May 14)
M4.9 hit Northern Bajhang (April 28)
M4.2 hit Dhanusa (March 17)
M5.4 hit Rukum (March 6)
M4.1 hit Baglung (February 22)
M4 hit Bajhang (February 7)
M4.5 hit Bajhang (January 18)
M4 hits Siraha (January 13)
M5.5 hits Northern part of Bajura (January 9)
M4.7 hits Bajhang - Doti border (January 2)
M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border (December 22)
M4 hit North East Jajarkot (December 4)
M5.6 and M4 hit Bajhang in far west (November 12)
M4.4 at Southern Rukum (September 17)
M4.3 at Northern Rolpa (August 30)
M4.4 at Southern Dailekh (August 28)
Series of earthquakes hit Western Nepal, Rolpa, Rolpa-Rukum border (August 23)

Triple quake measuring M5 to M4.2 jolts Rukum (July 31)
M4.9 earthquake hits Southern Bajhang in Western Nepal (July 11)
M4.5 earthquake at Panchthar - Sikkim border (June 11)
M4.8 earthquake hit Pokhara (June 9)