Strongest of the earthquake swarm so far off the coast of Mayotte - May 14, 2018

Have you felt the shaking? If Yes, tell us by using the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page.
Using our EQ Report iOS or Android app would even be easier and very informative (links in banner above this text).

Update 15:09 UTC: We know people on the island ask themselves will this become dangerous? We are sorry dat nobody in the world can predict nor Magnitude, nor location, nor depth nor timing of earthquakes. Just be sure to fix all belongings which may fall and hurt people and keep away from beaches when you feel a strong shaking.

Update 15:07 UTC: Below the #seismogram as recorded in Antananarivo. The seismogram shows the earthquakes the last 8 hours with the last one definitely the strongest one.

Update 15:00 UTC: The earthquakes get even stronger as this earthquake was the strongest so far! Luckily the eaarthquake's epicenter is too far out of the coast to eventually damage houses and infrastructure. Hopefully the Magnitude will not increasde again.

Update 15:00 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-05-14 14:41:42

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

Donation - long - San Francisco

Share your earthquake experience (I Have Felt It) with our readers.
Click on the "I Felt It" button behind the corresponding earthquake. Your earthquake experience is not only important for science, but also for people in the area as well as our global readership.

Refresh this list
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Mayotte Region May 14 14:41 4.9 10 MAP
GEOFON Northwest Of Madagascar May 14 14:41 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bangalore - I felt like my building was very slightly shaking for about 30 secs.. It was very minute but i could feel it.. This happend between 6-7 AM today IST. As i woke up i looked up google to see if there was any such reports but i could not find anything related.. I may not be so sure about this being a earthquake but I thought its my responsibility to reprot this and found this site and so I am here writing this up. Didnt feel like letting this go..hence this submission
  • GEOFON Northwest Of Madagascar May 14 04:12 4.6 10 MAP
    USGS Pamandzi, Mayotte May 14 04:12 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Centre - A 2:20 RAS secousse modérée. Pour une zone de sismicité modérée ça ne fait pas un peu trop? Comment expliquer cet enchaînement?
  • Bouéni - Vers 2h20 ce 14 mai, encore une secousse très brève. Peu intense, mais la répétition est angoissante. (en plus de ces derniers jours, on en a encore ressenti 2 hier, le dimanche 13, un le matin et un dans la journée)
  • SADA - Vers 2h23 lundi 14 mai 2018 je me suis réveillé pour aller au toilette , mais avant j\'ai regarder l\'heure et cest la qe jai senti une petite secousse
  • Mamoutzo - Light shaking
  • BANDRÉLÉ - Moderate shaking
  • Mtsangaboua - Plusieurs secousses cette nuit dont 2plus importantes, 1en début de nuit et l autre en fin de nuit, environ 2sec. Pas de dommages, juste réveillés par un bruit sourd, le grincement de la baie vitrée et le lit qui bouge
  • Pamandzi - Weak shaking
  • Boueni - Le lundi 14 Mai à environ 6h10 y\'a eu une légère secouse en plus de celle du soir a environ 2h du matin
  • Labattoir - Light shaking
  • Kaweni - Cela m\'a réveillée. Le lit bougeait bien. Cela a duré quelques secondes.Un peu après 7h ce lundi 14 mai
  • Mzouazia - Plusieurs secousses entre hier soir et ce matin ainsi que dans la nuit. Au total pas moins de 20 secousses.
  • Labattoir - Une secousse vers 6h du matin qui nous a tous réveillés à la maison et une autre vers 7h du matin d\'une durée de 3 secondes
  • mtsapere - je l ai sentie ou plutot je les ai ressenti ce soir vers 2h30 , 4 h00 , 6h10 et 7h10. on les ressent de plus en plus. que Dieu nous protege. qu en pense les sismologues?
  • Mamoudzou - sa a durée 5 sec au moins mais aucun dommage
  • Labattoire - Moderate shaking
  • Passamainty - Celui de la nuit du 10 au 11 mai m\'a réveillé brusquement. Depuis il y a régulièrement des secousses plus ou moins longues et intenses accompagnées d\'un \"boum\". Ce matin, 14 mai, la secousse a été forte a en faire trembler le lit pendant relativement longtemps suivi d\'un \"boum\" plus fort que les autres.
  • Mtsamboro - Couple of seconds, glass shook in cabinet, sounded like a heavy lorry rumbling past. Wouldn't have known it was an earthquake except we'd heard there had been one yesterday.
  • Combani - Secousses vers 7h10 le lundi 14/05/18 d'une durée de 5-6''. Mon lit a tremblé et moi avec! Aucun dégâts bien sûr.
  • mamoudzou - 10 secondes. attention!: la traduction française de votre questionnaire est...à chier! faites la corriger par un francophone (pourquoi pas moi?
  • Hamjago - Ce matin à 9h22

  • FOLLOW on TWITTER : @Quake_tracker4


    Other earthquakes in the greater epicenter area

    Strongest earthquakes (since 1900) within a 150 km radius from this earthquake

    Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 18.31.30

    I felt the shaking *
    Country where you felt the earthquake *
    City/Village where you felt the earthquake *
    Street or suburb (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Latitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Longitude (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    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) ?
    People :
    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.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    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.
    Structures :
    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.
    Fittings :
    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) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    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.
    Environment :
    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.
    Tell us your experience and how many seconds the shaking lasted + let us know if your property has been damaged (even slight damage). (max. 500 characters)
    * mandatory fields