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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Pamandzi in Mayotte

Earthquake location -12.8394S, 45.4457WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Pamandzi in Mayotte on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 45.4457° East, -12.8394° South. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:20:38 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70003krt. Event ids that are associated: us70003krt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/19 / 2019-05-14 00:20:38 / May 14, 2019 @ 12:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Mayotte (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Mamoudzou (c. 54 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Koungou (c. 18 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Dzaoudzi (c. 15 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Dembeni (c. 10 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sada (c. 9 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pamandzi (c. 9 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Bandraboua (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acoua, Mtsamboro, Bouéni.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 45.4457° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.8394° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ESE of Pamandzi, Mayotte Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-14 00:20:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-14 00:37:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.378 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003krt Id of event.
Event Code 70003krt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003krt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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