A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.6127° East, -12.9478° South. Id of earthquake: us2000fqc1. Event ids that are associated: us2000fqc1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/06/18 / 2018-06-23 19:41:59 / June 23, 2018 @ 7:41 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:41:59 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, M’Tsangamouji.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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