A 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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