A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. The temblor was reported at 08:54:03 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eeg8. Id of event: us1000eeg8. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 45.6396 East, latitude -12.8618 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/18 / 2018-05-30 05:54:03 / May 30, 2018 @ 5:54 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 42 km (26 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), 59 km (37 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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: 39 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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