A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000jnzm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jnzm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 19:06:13 / February 15, 2019 @ 7:06 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 45.2748° East, -12.8801° South, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:06:13 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, Bandraboua (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km S of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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