A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 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, 45.6351° East, -12.9031° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/18 / 2018-05-30 05:52:43 / May 30, 2018 @ 5:52 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000eeg9. Event ids that are associated: us1000eeg9. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:52:43 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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