A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Wednesday. 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). Id of earthquake: us2000hgw5. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgw5. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:08 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 23:37:08 / September 18, 2018 @ 11:37 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.3734° East, -12.7695° South.
Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kani Kéli, Bouéni, Acoua (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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