Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Port Mathurin in Mauritius


Earthquake location -18.6874S, 65.237WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 220 km ENE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius (137 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/20 / 2020-09-09 19:39:49 / September 9, 2020 @ 7:39 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000bn30. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bn30. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:39:49 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 65.237 East, latitude -18.6874 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 220 km ENE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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