A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 45.662° East, latitude -12.7801° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000egph. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000egph. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/18 / 2018-05-30 21:31:48 / May 30, 2018 @ 9:31 pm. 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. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:31:48 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-six, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 41 km E of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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