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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 38 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.814S, 45.6383WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6383° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.814° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-19 21:00:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-19 21:17:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.355 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000e8q7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000e8q7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e8q7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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