A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location, longitude 45.4535° East, latitude -12.8538° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 07:37:28 / February 16, 2019 @ 7:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jpk9. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jpk9. The temblor was detected at 10:37:28 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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