A 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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