earthquake struck the Kathmandu
Valley in central Nepal,
on 29 October 2007 at 15:34
PM local time. It had a magnitude
of ML=5.0 and
was felt strongly in the Kathmandu Valley region causing some panic.
The earthquake was centred
kms NNW of Pati Bhanjyang (Bagmati), Nepal,
21.8 kms NNE of Tribhuvan International, Kathmandu (Bagmati),
24.7 kms N kms SSE of Bhaktapur (Bagmati), Nepal,
30.3 kms NNW of Banepa (Bagmati), Nepal,
69.1 kms NNE of Hetaua (Narayani), Nepal,
113 kms NNE of Birganj (Narayani), Nepal,
122 kms WNW of Okhaldunga (Sagarmatha), Nepal,
148 kms ESE of Pokhara (Gandaki), Nepal,
154 kms N of Sitamarhi (Bihar), India,
199 kms NNW of Darbhanga (Bihar), India,
242 kms NE of Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), India
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Tremors were felt strongly throughout the Kathmandu Valley for 3-4
seconds, sending many people rushing out of their homes and
offices. Many people indoors experienced a strong rocking motion,
shaking heavy furniture and frightening animals outdoors.
Parliament proceedings in Kathmandu were disrupted when the earthquake struck
as Ministers of Parliament, journalists and other persons present rushed for the
exits while others raised their hands to draw the attention of the
parliamentary Speaker to the occurrence of the tremor.
This is the strongest earthquake in the immediate vicinity of
Kathmandu since a Mb=5.0 earthquake on 16 July 2001 that originated
in the Nuwakat-Trisuli Bazaar region to the north-west of
Kathmandu. The strongest earthquake to
have originated in the neighbourhood of the Kathmandu Valley in
the last thirty years was a Mw=5.2 event that occurred on 29
October 1988 with its epicentre near Gumthang to the east of
Kathmandu. It was felt in many
parts of central Nepal and even as far as Delhi, India.
National Seismological Centre (NSC), Kathmandu, Nepal.
of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GSR), Obninsk, Russia.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by
the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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