A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:56:00 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005te0. Unique identifier: us70005te0. Exact location of earthquake, 45.4854° East, -12.8736° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 09:56:00 / October 2, 2019 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 23 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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