M 7.4 Earthquake, 22km SE of Zham, China

May 12, 2015 at 7:05:19 AM +0000
U.S. Geological Survey
Alert area: 35 miles (57 km) W of Namche Bazar, Nepal; 52 miles (84 km) E of KATHMANDU, Nepal; 117 miles (188 km) N of Darbhanga, Bihar, India Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Posted May 12, 2015 at 7:24:15 AM +0000

An earthquake with magnitude 7.4 occurred near Namche Bazar, Nepal at 07:05:19.60 UTC on May 12, 2015. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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