A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e8ye. Unique identifier: us1000e8ye. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/18 / 2018-05-19 20:38:54 / May 19, 2018 @ 8:38 pm. 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 23:38:54 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 45.7716° East, -12.8288° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 53 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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