A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:40:33 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.5281 East, latitude -12.8932 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 17:40:33 / May 21, 2018 @ 5:40 pm. Event id: us1000e9jj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e9jj.
Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji.
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 fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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