A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:01:27 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000e8x3. Event ids that are associated: us1000e8x3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 08:01:27 / May 20, 2018 @ 8:01 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.6338 East, latitude -12.777 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Bouéni, Mtsamboro. Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 41 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), 56 km (35 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 38 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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