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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Pamandzi in Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.8582S, 45.618WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 03:47:14 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us1000e952. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e952. Global time and date of event 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 00:47:14 / May 21, 2018 @ 12:47 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 45.618° East, latitude -12.8582° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mtsamboro (c. 7 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 37 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.618° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.8582° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2018-05-21 00:47:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-21 01:11:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.02 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 467 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 6.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000e952 Id of event.
Event Code 1000e952 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e952, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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