A 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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