A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 45.3835° East, latitude -12.841° South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 01:04:16 / May 21, 2018 @ 1:04 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:04:16 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000ebvu. Event ids that are associated: us1000ebvu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 32 km (20 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 eighteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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