A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location, longitude 45.6394° East, latitude -12.7725° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:44:11 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ei55. Unique identifier: us1000ei55. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/06/18 / 2018-06-01 05:44:11 / June 1, 2018 @ 5:44 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Bouéni, Mtsamboro (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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