A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Chirongui in Mayotte. Unique identifier: us70003hjk. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003hjk. Exact location of event, longitude 45.228 East, latitude -13.1864 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/19 / 2019-04-26 20:21:10 / April 26, 2019 @ 8:21 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:21:10 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mtsamboro, Bandraboua, Acoua (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km SSE of Chirongui, Mayotte. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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