A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Fandriana in Madagascar on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009fim. Id of event: us70009fim. The temblor was detected at 22:02:30 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.07 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 47.6538 East, latitude -20.2987 South, depth = 16.07 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 19:02:30 / May 13, 2020 @ 7:02 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Madagascar (c. 21 282 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Antsirabe (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Antanifotsy (c. 70 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nosy Varika (c. 37 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Fandriana (c. 31 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ambositra (c. 30 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Betafo (c. 29 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sahavato (c. 28 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Betafo, Nosy Varika, Ambatofinandrahana (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km ESE of Fandriana, Madagascar.
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