A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 45.5893 East, latitude -12.9055 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000j1yx. Event ids that are associated: us2000j1yx. The temblor was picked up at 19:09:58 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/19 / 2019-01-09 16:09:58 / January 9, 2019 @ 4:09 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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