A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Global time and date of event 03/05/19 / 2019-05-03 07:18:26 / May 3, 2019 @ 7:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:18:26 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 45.4319 East, latitude -12.8319 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003g5d. Id of event: us70003g5d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni. Close 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 eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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