(M5.0-5.9 termed as
the region to the north-west of Sagarmatha/Mount Everest on
26 February 2010 at 10:27 NST or 10:12 IST.
The earthquake had a magnitude of Mb=5.4
and felt over an unusually large area for its magnitude.
If you felt this earthquake in Nepal, India
or Bangladesh, please let us know!
The earthquake was
9.1 kms SSE of Tsaribuk (Xizang), China,
23.6 kms SSE of Dingri (Xizang),
51.1 kms NNW of Sagarmatha/Mount Everest, Nepal-China border,
69 kms NNW of Makalu, Nepal-China border,
80.9 kms N of Lukla (Mechi), Nepal,
153 kms NNE of Janakpur (Janakpur), Nepal,
161 kms NE of Kathmandu (Kathmandu), Nepal,
188 kms NNW of Dharan (Kosi), Nepal,
220 kms NW of Gangtok (Sikkim), India,
635 kms NW of Dhaka (Dhaka), Bangladesh,
671 kms NNW of Kolkata (West Bengal), India.
Given the size of this
event it was felt over an unusually large area that extended across
Nepal into the Gangetic plains and Bengal. Tremors were
distinctly felt in villages on the southern flanks of Mount Everest
in Nepal. Elsewhere in Nepal, tremors were felt in central and
eastern parts of the country including in the Kathmandu Valley
where they were mild. Light tremors were reported at Guwahati in
Assam, at Patna in Bihar, at Shillong in Meghalaya and at
Darjeeling, Malda, Kalimpong and Shiliguri in West Bengal as well
as in Sikkim. The
earthquake was also perceptible as far as Kolkata in West Bengal,
India, as well as in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
Earthquake Information Centre (PDE), Golden, USA.
02) Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy
of Sciences (GSR), Obninsk, Russia.
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the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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