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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 44 km ENE of Pamandzi, Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.718S, 45.6793WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/21 / 2021-03-03 01:59:28 / March 3, 2021 @ 1:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:59:28 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000df0u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000df0u. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.6793° East, -12.718° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bouéni, Kani Kéli, Acoua (min 5000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 44 km ENE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6793° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.718° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44 km ENE of Pamandzi, Mayotte Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-03 01:59:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-03 02:16:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 6.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us7000df0u Id of event.
Event Code 7000df0u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000df0u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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