A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 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 of event, longitude 45.3711 East, latitude -12.8914 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 04:45:49 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000jnkl. Event ids that are associated: us2000jnkl. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/19 / 2019-02-13 01:45:49 / February 13, 2019 @ 1:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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