A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.5738 East, latitude -12.8327 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000ebv5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ebv5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/05/18 / 2018-05-25 09:32:46 / May 25, 2018 @ 9:32 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:32:46 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 31 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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