Sunday, March 17, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! M4.2 at Dhanusa on Mar 17




Kathmandu, March 17 National Seismological Center (NSC) web portal reported a minor earthquake measuring M4.2 on Richter scale in Central Nepal at 17:44pm local time on Mar 17th (11:59 UTC). According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at Dhanusa district in Central Development Region of Nepal.

The coordinates provided by the NSC indicates the epicenter is very close to Janakpur, the city of holy Ram Janaki temple.



Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
123km West of Biratnagar
15km East of Janakpur
129km SSE of Kathmandu
264km SE of Pokhara
465km East of Nepalgunj
630km ESE of Mahendranagar



Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

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)

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