A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:00:01 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/05/18 / 2018-05-19 21:00:01 / May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e8q7. Unique identifier: us1000e8q7. Exact location of earthquake, 45.6383° East, -12.814° South, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 41 km (26 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), 39 km (24 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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