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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Domoni in Comoros

Earthquake location -12.335S, 44.8992WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Domoni in Comoros. The temblor was detected at 09:42:34 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 06:42:34 / March 21, 2020 @ 6:42 am 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: us70008dg6. Unique identifier: us70008dg6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 44.8992 East, latitude -12.335 South, depth = 10 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Comoros (c. 773 000 pop), Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kani Kéli, Chirongui, Bandrélé (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Moutsamoudou (c. 23 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Domoni (c. 14 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Adda-Douéni (c. 10 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sima (c. 10 400 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 40 km ESE of Domoni, Comoros.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 44.8992° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.335° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km ESE of Domoni, Comoros Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-21 06:42:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 07:02:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 385 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 7.013 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us70008dg6 Id of event.
Event Code 70008dg6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008dg6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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