A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 01:57:39 / December 22, 2018 @ 1:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:57:39 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000j2jj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2jj. Exact location of earthquake, 45.3175° East, -12.859° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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