A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:23:57 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.65 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 45.6411° East, -12.863° South, depth 13.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000eb3g. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000eb3g. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/18 / 2018-05-24 04:23:57 / May 24, 2018 @ 4:23 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close 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).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 39 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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