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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 32 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.8205S, 45.5826WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 16:53:19 / May 23, 2018 @ 4:53 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000ec2w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ec2w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:53:19 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 45.5826° East, -12.8205° South, depth 10 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni. The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days thirty-six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.5826° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.8205° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-23 16:53:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-31 04:19:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000ec2w Id of event.
Event Code 1000ec2w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ec2w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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