A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Id of earthquake: us2000j5v2. Event ids that are associated: us2000j5v2. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/19 / 2019-01-03 08:01:01 / January 3, 2019 @ 8:01 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 45.4104° East, latitude -12.8623° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:01:01 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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