A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Sunday. 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: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 13:13:37 / March 31, 2019 @ 1:13 pm. Unique identifier: us2000k7zt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000k7zt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:13:37 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 45.3455° East, -12.8364° South, depth 10 km.
Event epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mtsamboro, Acoua, Bouéni.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km SE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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