A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.3023° East, -12.862° South. Unique identifier: us2000j7vy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j7vy. Global time and date of event 06/01/19 / 2019-01-06 11:50:15 / January 6, 2019 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:50:15 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop).
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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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