Friday, January 18, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! M4.5 hit Bajhang on January 18

Kathmandu, January 18 National Seismological Center web portal reported an earthquake measuring M4.5 on Richter scale in Western Nepal at 02:45am local time on Jan 18th (21:00 UTC Jan 17). According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at east of Bajhang in Far Western Development Region of Nepal.

Western Nepal is currently receiving heavy rain as well. Hope for lesser casualties and damages.

Aerial distances and directions to the epicenter from major cities:
680km WNW from Biratnagar
445km WNW from Kathmandu
300km WNW from Pokhara
162km North from Nepalgunj
119km ENE from Mahendranagar

Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

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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