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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 43 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.854S, 45.6793WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The temblor was reported at 17:23:26 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ecyb. Id of event: us1000ecyb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 14:23:26 / May 27, 2018 @ 2:23 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.6793 East, latitude -12.854 South, depth = 10.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.6793° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.854° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2018-05-27 14:23:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-27 15:00:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 341 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 6.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us1000ecyb Id of event.
Event Code 1000ecyb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ecyb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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