Thursday, March 7, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! M5.4 at Rukum on Mar 6

Kathmandu, March 6 National Seismological Center web portal reported a moderate earthquake measuring M5.4 on Richter scale in Western Nepal at 10:34pm local time on Mar 6th (16:49 UTC). According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at Rukum district in Mid-Western Development Region of Nepal.

According to the USGS, the seismic activity occured at the depth of 10km below surface.

Update:, a leading Nepali new web portal reported, "at least two dozen people sustained 'minor injuries' as people rushed out of their houses in the District Headqaurters Musikot" citing the local officials.

It further says that one of the building Salle Airport in Musikot was partly damaged during the quake.

The tremor was felt by residents living as far as Pokhara and Butwal.

Aerial distances and directions to the epicenter from major cities:
560km WNW of Biratnagar
325km WNW of Kathmandu
182km WNW of Pokhara
67km North of Tulsipur
94km NE of Nepalgunj
200km East of Mahendranagar

Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

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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