A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/18 / 2018-05-31 01:10:14 / May 31, 2018 @ 1:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 45.7582 East, latitude -12.9119 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:10:14 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000efa1. Unique identifier: us1000efa1.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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