Sunday, September 18, 2011
6:41 a.m. PST
A large 6.8 earthquake has rocked this section of India today. I live in one of the largest Indo-American communities here in the United States, and just want to extend my thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted. Here are the official details for the US Geological Society. A large 4.8 aftershock was also felt just moments ago.
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||20.7 km (12.9 miles)|
|Distances||68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India|
119 km (73 miles) NNW of Shiliguri, West Bengal, India
272 km (169 miles) E of KATHMANDU, Nepal
572 km (355 miles) N of Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 14.4 km (8.9 miles); depth +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=258, Nph=258, Dmin=369.6 km, Rmss=1.17 sec, Gp= 29°,|
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9