7.3 AFTERSHOCK AND OTHER TREMORS IN NEPAL ON MAY 12

According to the India Meteorological Department, Nepal suffered nineteen tremors so far today, including the major one of magnitude 7.3. These are:

(Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of UTC.)

(Aftershocks on local time in Nepal – each with depth of 10 Kms – unless otherwise mentioned)

1. At 12:50:19 PM – 7.3

2. At 1:19:23 PM – 5.3

3. At 1:21:54 PM – 6.2

4. At 1:51:06 PM – 5.0

5. At 1:58:55 PM – 4.8

6. At 2:06:11 PM – 5.0

7. At 2:19:23 PM – 4.2

8. At 2:44:40 PM – 4.0

9. At 3:49:05 PM – 3.3

10. At 4:20:39 PM – 4.0

11. At 4:26:31 PM – 3.9

12. At 4:51:34 PM – 3.6

13. At 5:06:31 PM – 3.7

14. At 5:43:12 PM – 3.7

15. At 6:13:23 PM – 3.9

16. At 7:28:17 PM – 3.6

17. At 9:13:20 PM – 3.7 (15 Kms deep)

18. At 10:17:32 PM – 3.2 (18 Kms deep)

19. At 10:40:23 PM – 3.5

So far, the US Geological Survey is showing 12 aftershocks:
(Magnitude 2.5+ Earthquakes – UTC time)

4.4 – 22km SSW of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 13:43:17 – 10.0 km deep

4.3 – 30km NNW of Ramechhap, Nepal
2015-05-12 -12:28:22 – 10.0 km deep

4.2 – 21km NW of Ramechhap, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 11:58:09 – 10.0 km deep

4.2 – 33km SSE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12- 11:21:30 – 10.0 km deep

4.5 – 23km SE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12- 10:35:40 – 10.0 km deep

4.3 – 21km SE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 10:15:06 – 10.0 km deep

5.2 – 28km SSE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 08:21:10 – 15.0 km deep

5.1 – 19km SW of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 08:13:54 – 15.0 km deep

5.0 – 34km S of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 08:06:07 – 15.0 km deep

6.3 – 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 07:36:53 – 15.0 km deep

5.6 – 25km SE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 07:17:20 – 10.0 km deep

7.3 – 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 07:05:19 – 15.0 km deep

In addition, the USGS is also showing two tremors in Afghanistan and one in China, in line with the news reports of tremors in China and Afghanistan.

4.6 – 7km SSE of Yangi Qal`ah, Afghanistan
2015-05-12 – 09:15:30 – 10.0 km deep

5.4 – 36km SSW of Zuobude, China
2015-05-12 – 07:34:22 – 15.0 km deep

4.7 – 6km ESE of Yangi Qal`ah, Afghanistan
2015-05-12 – 06:10:58 – 9.8 km deep

Two tremors that the USGS classifies as significant are in Nepal.

6.3 – 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal
2015-05-12 07:36:53 – 15.0 km deep

7.3 – 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 – 07:05:19 – 15.0 km deep

Here, the IMD and the USGS are on the same page on intensity of the aftershocks/earthquakes and but they differ on their depths. The IMD says every tremor of the day in Nepal had a depth of 10 Kms whereas the USGS data varies on the same – 10 Kms for some, 15 for some. And most significantly, it differs in case of the strongest tremor of the day, i.e., the one having intensity of 7.3.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

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