A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 19:32:44 / May 16, 2018 @ 7:32 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000e6uw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e6uw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:32:44 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 45.6264° East, latitude -12.7418° South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bouéni, Acoua, Kani Kéli (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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