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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Pamandzi in Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.7987S, 45.4435WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 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 16:08:03 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 45.4435° East, latitude -12.7987° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70003tsy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003tsy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/05/19 / 2019-05-25 13:08:03 / May 25, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 23 km (15 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 27 km (17 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), 37 km (23 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 17 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.4435° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.7987° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km E 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 2019-05-25 13:08:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-23 15:24:46 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 326 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 6.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us70003tsy Id of event.
Event Code 70003tsy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003tsy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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