Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! Triple quake M4.3, M4.4 and M4.5 at Mugu on May 14

Kathmandu, May 14 National Seismological Center (NSC) web portal reported a minor earthquake measuring M4.3 on Richter scale in Western Nepal in the morning of May 14th at 8:58am local time (03:13 UTC). According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at Mugu in Far Western Development Region of Nepal.

Another quake M4.4 (believed to be after shock) hit 5 minutes later. The center was 13.5km north of the center of the first hit. Again, another quake measuring M4.5 recorded at 15:44 local time (09:59 UTC) in the Western Mugu, center of which was 10km north the first center and 4km SSW from center of the second hit.

This is the 7th quake above M4 in the region in this year.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
617km WNW of Biratnagar
505km NW of Janakpur
394km WNW of Kathmandu
253km NW of Pokhara
183km North of Nepalgunj
194km ENE of Mahendranagar

Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

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)

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