A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000efdq. Unique identifier: us1000efdq. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:51:52 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 14:51:52 / May 27, 2018 @ 2:51 pm. Exact location of event, depth 13.48 km, 45.6069° East, -12.8772° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.48 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Event epicenter 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), 46 km (29 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 36 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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