A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.5849 East, latitude -12.9217 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/18 / 2018-05-28 17:09:28 / May 28, 2018 @ 5:09 pm. The temblor was picked up at 20:09:28 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000edh5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000edh5.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (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 two, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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: 35 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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