Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nepali New Year 2071: Nepali Calendar

Bikram Sambat and Nepali Calendar

Nepal is one of the rare nations that rejoices multiple new years in a single year because of various ethnic people living together in one small country. Among them Bikram Sambat, BS (or Vikram Sambar) is among the few that is recognized as the official calendar of the nation.

Bikram Sambat (calendar) starts on the 1st of Baisakh, which falls around the mid of month of April in Gregorian calendar. The calendar which is approx 56.7 years ahead of Gregorian calendar is luni-solar calendar, viz. it uses lunar months (names) and solar sidereal year (number of days). April 14, 2014 is the start of Nepali New Year, Bikram Sambat 2071.

Currently there are many sites and apps (for pc and mobiles) dedicated to provided information on this calendar, as well as date converters. However, if you are frequent Google calendar user, then the following Nepali Calendar (or follow link: http://bit.ly/Nepalipatro) add-on for Google calendar might be handy for planning your events in Nepal or according to Nepali calendar.

Happy New Year 2071!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Earthquake in Nepal! 4.2 in Achham (April 11)




Kathmandu, April 11 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 at 11:07:00 local time today (2014/04/11 05:22:00 UTC) was located in Achham in Far Western Region of Nepal.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
668km WNW of Biratnagar
540km WNW of Janakpur
438km WNW of Kathmandu
291km WNW of Pokhara
141km NNW of Nepalgunj
110km ENE of Mahendranagar



Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

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)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Earthquake in Nepal! 4.4 in Humla (March 31)




Kathmandu, March 31 Web portal of National Seismological Centre, Nepal reported moderate earthquake measuring to 4.4ML in far-north western Nepal. The epicenter of the tremor that hit at 13:36:41 local time this afternoon (2014/3/31 07:51:41 UTC) was located in Humla in Far Western Region of Nepal, near Tibetan border.

This is the first M4+ scale reported by the national seismological center of Nepal in year 2014. According the NSC, last M4+ scale hit Bajura in Western Nepal in November 3, last year.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
660km NW of Biratnagar
544km NW of Janakpur
427km NW of Kathmandu
291km NW of Pokhara
230km North of Nepalgunj
211km NE of Mahendranagar



Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

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)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! 4.3 in Bajura (November 3)




Kathmandu, November 3 Web portal of National Seismological Centre, Nepal reported moderate earthquake measuring to 4.3ML in western Nepal. The epicenter of the tremor that hit at 12:32:21 local time this afternoon (2013/11/03 06:47:21 UTC) was located in Bajura in Far Western Region of Nepal.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
651km WNW of Biratnagar
523km NW of Janakpur
414km WNW of Kathmandu
270km WNW of Pokhara
168km North of Nepalgunj
160km ENE of Mahendranagar



Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

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)