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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake in Nepal/Tibet border: Tremors felt in Kathmandu


Disaster Report: Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Nepal/Tibet border. Tremors felt even in Nepal's capital Kathmandu.
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Original post: Natural Disasters List November 5, 2012
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Did you feel this earthquake? - Share your experiences

Felt reports as received by Disaster-Report.Com through felt report form, More felt reports below

Rajesh Maharjan from Sinamangal, Kathmandu writes:
"The tables were shaking..for few seconds..then again there was tremor for 2-3 second then stopped."

Suresh Nakarmi from Nagpokhari, Bhaktapur writes:
"It shook in the direction to east-west, its fortunate that direction is not in south north else my house would have collapsed together with us even in this small magnitude! I am really so hurried to shift from this house."

Kim Bannister from Phortse, Khumbu writes:
"We felt the shaking in a lodge in Phortse, the Everest region. Just light shaking but for sure some movement for a few seconds."

Sanju Shresth from Kathmandu writes:
"Yes I felt too. But no one came out of room so I was surprised . I was just laying on bed and my bed was shaking, so I went out of room."

Rahul Niraula from Chabahil near reliance collage, Kathmandu writes:
"I was using my laptop just than the ground shook then it stopped, seconds after I went out of my room."

Tshering Lama from Tinkune, Kathmandu writes:
"It was light shake like somebody pulled me from back."


Pravin Khurana from Kathmandu writes:
"I too felt a slight tremor for about half a second."


Update 08:00 local time
Nepal Seismological center mentions magnitude 5.7 earthquake with epicenter in Tibet about 136 km north east of Kathmandu on 20/7/2069 at 6:52 PM NST. The data is totally different than USGS and EMSC.
It is not the first case, earlier too, during Rukum, Nepal earthquake NSC mentioned 5.6 while USGS had recorded of magnitude 5 quake.

Update 07:30 local time
Above is the epicenter map of the earthquake. Surprisingly the epicenter isn't exactly in Nepal. It is in China side. Often the greater depth causes the earthquake to be felt in wider area. USGS mentions the epicenter at 66 km depth.
Looking the magnitude and depth (if correct), NO DAMAGE EXPECTED.

Update 07:25 local time
As usual Nepal seismological center hasn't updated any news about this quake in its website. Note that being local,  NSC is most reliable source and gives almost correct earthquake data in Nepal.

Update 07:15 local time
USGS mentions magnitude 4.6 earthquake with epicenter located 84 km NW from Namche Bazar and 219 km E from Pokhara.

Update 07:12 local time
Following EMSC magnitude 4.8 moderate earthquake occurred in Nepal-Xizang (China) border region with epicenter located 87 km NE Bidur and 97 km N Kathmandu.
13:07 UTC (local time Monday, November 05, 2012 at 09:07 PM @ epicenter)

Update 07:10 local time
Tremor was widely felt across Nepal. Weak shaking of MMI II-III was felt in capital Kathmandu.

Update 07:00 Local time
The epicenter of the quake is not known yet.

Tremors felt in Kathmandu, Nepal. Details yet to come.
This is a part of breaking news... Detail news about the earthquake will be followed soon!


Epicenter location

36 km (22 miles) NE of Chongdui, China
109 km (67 miles) NE of Banepa, Nepal
114 km (70 miles) NE of Panaoti, Nepal
116 km (72 miles) NE of Kathmandu, Nepal

Felt Reports: 
Kim Bannister from Phortse, Khumbu: We felt the shaking in a lodge in Phortse, the Everest region. Just light shaking but for sure some movement for a few seconds.
Suresh Nakarmi from Nagpokhari, Bhaktapur: It shook in the direction to east-west, its fortunate that direction is not in south north else my house would have collapsed together with us even in this small magnitude! I am really so hurried to shift from this house. 
Rahul Niraula from Chabahil near reliance collage, Kathmandu: I was using my laptop just than the ground shook then it stopped, seconds after i went out of my room.
Sanju Shresth from Kathmandu: Yes I felt too. But no one came out of room so I was surprised . I was just laying on bed and my bed was shaken so I went out of room.
Raja Padey from Koteshwor, Kathmandu: I felt a little a bit shaking only.
Nimesh Shrestha from Kathmandu: Bharkhar gayoo mero kursi kasatari halleko!
Surya Kafle from Patan: I felt it too. It was short, may be around 2-3 seconds.
Rashmi Ghimire from Maitidevi, Kathmandu: We were talking then suddenly felt the tremor. I told others but they didn't respond me first of all.
Sandeep Maharjan from Bhaktapur: I felt it too. Tibet was the epicenter!
Rajesh Maharjan from Sinamangal, Kathhmandu: The tables were shaking..for few seconds..then again there was tremor for 2-3 second then stopped.
Tshering Lama from Tinkune, Kathmandu: It was light shake like somebody pulled me from back.
Bivek Bhattrai from Butwal: I didn't feel it in butwal but heard from my friend in Kathmandu.
Pravin Khurana from Kathmandu: I too felt a slight tremor for about half a second.

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