A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 16:40:38 / May 23, 2018 @ 4:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:40:38 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eawi. Id of event: us1000eawi. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.3894 East, latitude -12.9548 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, Bandraboua (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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