A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location of event, longitude 45.6244 East, latitude -13.0299 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:01:42 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/06/18 / 2018-06-07 20:01:42 / June 7, 2018 @ 8:01 pm. Unique identifier: us1000ep75. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ep75.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km SE of Pamandzi, Mayotte.
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