A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The temblor was detected at 06:15:26 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.7106° East, -12.7063° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 03:15:26 / March 24, 2019 @ 3:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jl2w. Unique identifier: us1000jl2w.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bouéni, Kani Kéli, Acoua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 47 km ENE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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