A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location, longitude 45.4483° East, latitude -12.7845° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000i36v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i36v. The temblor was reported at 04:17:14 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 01:17:14 / December 6, 2018 @ 1:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acoua, Bouéni, Mtsamboro. Close country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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