Saturday, August 31, 2013

Earthquake! 4.9 in Chongdui, China, Jolt felt in Kathmandu at midnight (August 30)

Kathmandu, August 31 People in Kathmandu were shaken awake by moderate jolt at around the midnight of August 30th. USGS estimates epicenter of the earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was located at Chongdui in China. However, official of National Seismological Center of Nepal refutes the report and claims that whether the magnitude of the quake is bigger or epicenter is located much closer to Kathmandu.

Official report of the earthquake for location of the epicenter and magnitude still not published, where as the official website of National Seismological Center is inaccessible for some technical reason at the time of posting.

Aerial distance and direction to the epicenter from major cities:
230km NNW of Biratnagar
160km North of Janakpur
77km NE of Kathmandu
194km East of Pokhara
425km East of Nepalgunj
573km East of Mahendranagar

Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

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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)

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