A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Monday. 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. Event id: us1000jlvm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jlvm. The temblor was detected at 17:46:26 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 45.3374° East, -12.9278° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/03/19 / 2019-03-18 14:46:26 / March 18, 2019 @ 2:46 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, Bandraboua (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 15 km SSE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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