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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 35 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.8307S, 45.6057WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The temblor was picked up at 15:37:08 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 45.6057° East, -12.8307° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e9w1. Id of event: us1000e9w1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 12:37:08 / May 22, 2018 @ 12:37 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close 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, Mtsamboro, Bouéni.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 35 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6057° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.8307° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2018-05-22 12:37:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-22 12:57:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 402 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 6.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us1000e9w1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000e9w1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e9w1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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