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M5.4 Dingri-Tsaribuk Earthquake, 2010


26 February 2010


SSE of Tsaribuk, Xizang


04:42:29 UTC  


28.432 N (PDE)


86.769 E (PDE)


10 kms (PDE)


Mb 5.4 (PDE), 5.8 (GSR)

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A moderate earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") struck 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 centred 9.1 kms SSE of Tsaribuk (Xizang), China,
23.6 kms SSE of Dingri (Xizang), China,
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.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (PDE), Golden, USA.

02) Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GSR), Obninsk, Russia.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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