A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 03:27:16 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.434° East, -12.8405° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hxt6. Id of event: us1000hxt6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/11/18 / 2018-11-29 00:27:16 / November 29, 2018 @ 12:27 am.
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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