A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 19:00:31 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.5385° East, -12.7676° South. Global time and date of event 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 16:00:31 / January 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70006tlq. Event ids that are associated: us70006tlq.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Bouéni, Kani Kéli (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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