A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte. Exact location, longitude 45.3131° East, latitude -12.9021° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 21:50:21 / December 5, 2018 @ 9:50 pm. Event id: us2000isv4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000isv4. The temblor was picked up at 00:50:21 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mtsamboro, Acoua, Bandraboua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 12 km SSE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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