A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 45.3267° East, latitude -12.8732° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/19 / 2019-01-30 16:12:50 / January 30, 2019 @ 4:12 pm. Event id: us1000is3w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000is3w. The temblor was detected at 19:12:50 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km SSE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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