A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:59:57 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/07/19 / 2019-07-05 16:59:57 / July 5, 2019 @ 4:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70004kr1. Unique identifier: us70004kr1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 45.4463° East, -12.8581° South, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji. Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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