A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The temblor was detected at 13:28:04 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000kapt. Event ids that are associated: us2000kapt. Exact location of earthquake, 45.4454° East, -12.6938° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/19 / 2019-04-05 10:28:04 / April 5, 2019 @ 10:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 Kani Kéli, Bouéni, Acoua. Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 20 km ENE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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