A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Bandrele in Mayotte on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 04:28:02 / May 13, 2018 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 45.36 East, latitude -12.9914 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:28:02 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e3yc. Id of event: us1000e3yc.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, Bandraboua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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