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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Koungou in Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.4486S, 45.4825WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Koungou in Mayotte on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:43:11 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006eir. Id of event: us70006eir. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 45.4825 East, latitude -12.4486 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 24/11/19 / 2019-11-24 08:43:11 / November 24, 2019 @ 8:43 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kani Kéli, Bouéni, Chirongui (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop).

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 eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 43 km NE of Koungou, Mayotte.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.4825° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.4486° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NE of Koungou, Mayotte Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-24 08:43:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-21 14:00:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 6.744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us70006eir Id of event.
Event Code 70006eir An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006eir, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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