A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Antalaha in Madagascar on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200040me. Id of event: us200040me. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 02:19:38 / October 30, 2015 @ 2:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 49.9584 East, latitude -14.8923 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 05:19:38 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sambava, Maroantsetra, Ambodivoara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Madagascar (c. 21 282 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Antalaha (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sambava (c. 31 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ampahana (c. 25 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Maroantsetra (c. 23 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Andapa (c. 20 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Antakotako (c. 11 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ambodivoara (c. 10 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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