A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Wednesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:26:01 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000k6my. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k6my. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.436° East, -12.7959° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 09:26:01 / March 20, 2019 @ 9:26 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 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 seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 16 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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