A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Chirongui in Mayotte on Thursday. Unique identifier: us700038hg. Ids that are associated to the event: us700038hg. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:52:01 / 5:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.1756 East, latitude -12.9851 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly 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). Global time and date of event 11/04/19 / 2019-04-11 14:52:01 / April 11, 2019 @ 2:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Bandraboua, Acoua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 6 km SSE of Chirongui, Mayotte.
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