A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:35:37 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.4409° East, -12.756° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/19 / 2019-04-23 22:35:37 / April 23, 2019 @ 10:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us70003b17. Event ids that are associated: us70003b17.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bouéni, Kani Kéli, Acoua. Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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