A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Monday. Unique identifier: us1000e4h3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e4h3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:12:02 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/18 / 2018-05-14 04:12:02 / May 14, 2018 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.6526 East, latitude -12.8465 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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