A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 45.3497 East, latitude -12.8953 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:07:45 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 03:07:45 / December 31, 2018 @ 3:07 am. Unique identifier: us2000j5mc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j5mc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 13 km SSE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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