A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Global time and date of event 26/05/18 / 2018-05-26 00:32:40 / May 26, 2018 @ 12:32 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000ecis. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ecis. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 45.7246 East, latitude -12.7882 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 03:32:40 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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