A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000jnza. Event ids that are associated: us2000jnza. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:57:39 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 10:57:39 / February 15, 2019 @ 10:57 am. Exact location of event, longitude 45.3631 East, latitude -12.7993 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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