A 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.
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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. 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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