A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/03/19 / 2019-03-28 01:40:08 / March 28, 2019 @ 1:40 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000k68l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k68l. The temblor was detected at 04:40:08 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 45.3544° East, -12.8251° South, depth 10 km.
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, Bouéni. Epicenter of the event was 14 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), 19 km (12 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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