A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000edli. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000edli. The temblor was reported at 01:12:35 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.6476° East, -12.7905° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/18 / 2018-05-28 22:12:35 / May 28, 2018 @ 10:12 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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