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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Pamandzi in Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.7503S, 45.479WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us2000kacd. Event ids that are associated: us2000kacd. The epicenter was 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). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:44:00 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/19 / 2019-03-28 06:44:00 / March 28, 2019 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 45.479° East, -12.7503° South, depth 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bouéni, Kani Kéli, Acoua (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km ENE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.479° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.7503° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km ENE of Pamandzi, Mayotte Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-28 06:44:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-26 11:17:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000kacd Id of event.
Event Code 2000kacd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000kacd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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