A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.5947° East, -12.8454° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/05/18 / 2018-05-25 05:43:51 / May 25, 2018 @ 5:43 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000ebtf. Event ids that are associated: us1000ebtf. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:43:51 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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