A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ambanja in Madagascar on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 20:19:33 / December 31, 2020 @ 8:19 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 47.8562° East, -14.1162° South, depth 14.23 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d7gm. Event ids that are associated: us6000d7gm. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.23 km (9 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:19:33 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hell-Ville, Antsohihy, Ambanja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Ambanja (c. 30 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hell-Ville (c. 22 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Antsohihy (c. 21 300 pop). Close country/countries, Madagascar (c. 21 282 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km SW of Ambanja, Madagascar. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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