A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Monday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:51:59 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000eijm. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000eijm. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/06/18 / 2018-06-04 18:51:59 / June 4, 2018 @ 6:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 45.6486° East, -12.8737° South, depth 10 km.
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 44 km (27 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), 41 km (25 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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