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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Pamandzi in Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.8327S, 45.5738WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.5738° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.8327° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-25 09:32:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-25 09:53:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 416 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 9.098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000ebv5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ebv5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ebv5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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