Earthquake swarm near Mayotte, France overseas islands - May 13, 2018

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Update 08:48 UTC: We are not sure about the exact location of the epicenter as they differ 35 km (55 to 20). Here is an article from le journal de Mayotte commenting the swarm felt on the Island

Update 08:44 UTC: Media article describing the shaking felt on Mayotte during the earthquake from 2 days ago

Update 08:41 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Update 08:38 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-05-13 04:28:03

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Northwest Of Madagascar May 13 04:28 4.7 10 MAP
USGS Bandrele, Mayotte May 13 04:28 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • PAMANDZI - Light shaking
  • Chiconi - No damage at all. It did not last long, just felt like a heavy freight train passing by the house.
  • mamoudzou - bjr allongée dans le canapé, au téléphone avec ma soeur en france, mon fils dans la salle de bain. effet vibrant d'un très gros camion mais là yavait rien dans la rue, le calme complet. pas de cris d'oiseaux non plus 5 secondes, panique pour nous 2 car jamais ressenti de secousse pas de dômmages plutôt de la peur
  • Kaweni - Light shaking
  • Pamandzi - 1 minute de vibrations Pas de dégâts
  • Kaweni - Assise le dos collé au mur entrain d enseiner des eleves j ai senti les secousses du tremblement de terre vers 7h30 , je l ai tellement sentie que j ai eu même je temps de demander au enfants de s assoir. Je n ai pas eu peur puisque c la 3ème fois que je vie cela . Pas de dommages . Je pense qu il a fait au moins 6 seconde . Je tiens a préciser que l on ete en ete en hauteur ( 1 er etage ) .
  • pamandzi - Bonjour, C'est le seul tremblement de terre à partir de 2015 à ce jour qui me donne simplement une pensée pour la prochaine période, j'espère que c'est juste cela,et non l'annonce d'un plus grand (d'être le précurseur d'un dévastateur)
  • Dzaoudzi - Réveillé par le bruit de l armoire en bois qui tremblait. Bruit pendant quelques secondes...
  • Tsararano - Réveillée déjà dans la nuit par plusieurs secousses mais celle de ce matin a été plus violente. On l'a senti venir. Le sol, les murs, les fenêtres, tout a tremblé et il y a eu 1 bruit sourd.
  • Tsararano - Moderate shaking
  • Pamandzi - Light shaking
  • Pamandzi - Mon lit a tremblé. Sa m\'a réveillé!
  • Pamandzi - Cela fait 3 jours que nous ressentons plus secousses sur l\'île !!
  • chiconi - Allongé ds mon lit à 7h28 (j'ai regardé ma montre, durée 1 ou 2 secondes, comme si un camion percutait les fondations de la maison, avec un grondement sourd simultané.
  • chiconi - Ressenti il y a deux jours (le 10 ou le 11 mai 2018)deux secousses moins fortes que celle de 07h28 ce jour (13 mai 2018)
  • chiconi - Ce jour le 13 mai 2018 vers 20h30 ai ressenti une secousse moins forte que celle de ce matin à 07h28.
  • Dapani - J'ai ressenti les secousses de ce matin et ceux de 20h00.
  • Dapani - J'ai sentie des successions de secousses ces derniers temps. Vendredi 15h40,la nuit dernière, ce matin à 7h29 et ce soir à 20h00
  • Majicavo - Light shaking
  • Centre - Vers 20h20 une secousse lumière puis quatre répliques moyennes, mais suffisantes pour faire bouger le toit et les meubles.
  • Centre - 22:50 si ce n’est pas stressant à la fin. Très faible mais ça fait peur quand même
  • Mamoudzou prêt de la mairie - Alors jeté sur mon lit collé au mur jete sur mon téléphone âpre je entendu ma tête vibré 1s âpre deuxième fois sa vibré un peut fort sa durée 3s
  • Hajangoua - Sans compter les tremblements de terre des 2 jours dernier aujourd’hui dimanche 13 mai en 24h il y a eu 5 tremblement de terre (du moins ceux que j’ai resssentis) vers 3 h du matin un vers 7h30 et 3 d’affilé vers 20h. Je ne cache pas mon inquietude
  • Boueni - En plus de celle de 7h30, qui a durée genre 3 seconde avec un lit qui bougeait et le placard. Y’en a eu 3 successif vers 20h on aurait dit un bruit de camion qui passer mais ça tremblait quand même. J’avoue que je commence vraiment à avoir peur
  • KOUNGOU - Light shaking
  • Mamoudzou - J'ai ressenti les secousses dans mes avant bras posés sur le bureau, ça a duré 4 à 5 secondes
  • mtsamboro - Depuis vendredi 11 mai, c'est notre 8éme secousses. La plus forte fut celle de dimanche matin le 13 mai et celle de ce matin à 7h15. C'est impressionnant, mais je ne suis pas inquiète car ce n'est pas assez fort pour me faire peur.
  • dembeni - Secousses régulière depuis 5 jours durant entre 2 et 6 secondes environ. Pas de dommage vue.
  • Sada - Il y'a eu plusieurs secousses en cours aujourd'hui. Environ 3 ou 4 en une heure c'est inquiétant

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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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