There was an Earthquake near Mauritius Island today morning at around 07:45 and of course only a minority of Mauritians know it by now. The Mauritius Meteorological Station failed at its job to provide warning and in-time alerts.
I myself got the alert quite late during the day and I was not at home. Maybe those who had the radio on, did got the news. The earthquake occurred at about 1000 KM to the north of Mauritius Island. The earthquake had a magnitude of about 6.0!
Note that most of those devastating earthquakes have magnitudes between 6.5 to upward. The earthquake occurred at a depth of about 11 Kilometers. The effect was not felt in Mauritius due to the depth and distance but for sure there could have been a risk of minor tsunami near Mauritius.
The Mauritius Meteorological Station said nothing about this issue and yet again failed to inform the population. Gladly this event did not affect Mauritius and there was no damage.