Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mauritius – Reunion region, Indian Ocean

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mauritius – Reunion region, Indian Ocean at 18:39 UTC on April 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake was initially reported as M5.5.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 265 km (165 miles) NW of Port Mathurin, Rodrigues, Mauritius and 834 km (518 miles) ENE of Bel Air Riviere Seche, Flacq, Mauritius.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Regional seismicity

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