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Moderate earthquake in Mayotte rocks capital Mamoudzou

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May 25, 2018: Magnitude 5.0 moderate earthquake rattled Mayotte today at 09:36 am local time.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake's epicenter was located 36 km E of Pamandzi. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km.

The tremor was well felt in Pamanzi, Dzaoudzi, Mamoudzou and Ouangani area.

Mayotte has been continuously experiencing several light to moderate earthquakes from last few days. This is the second moderate earthquake of the day. At 08:43 am local time, magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled Mayotte.

Mayotte is an insular department and region of France officially named the Department of Mayotte.

Felt Report ('Felt Reports' as received by EMSC)

From Pamanzi (Mayotte): A pamandzi plusieurs secousses depuis ce matin allant en s'intensifiant. Les meubles et mûr tremblen'y.
From Pamandzi (Mayotte): C'est la première fois que nous sortons dehors... Aucune mesure envisagées par le gouvernement pour nous secourir.
From Pamandzi (Mayotte): Le lit tremblait fort ainsi que l’armoire qu’on voyait bouger.
From Dzaoudzi (Mayotte): Secousse bien ressenti le mur de école a bougé
From Labattoir (Mayotte): 5 seulement !!!! C'est pas du tout l'impression que ça a donné comparé aux autres séismes des ces derniers jours.
From Labattoir (Mayotte): 3-4 secousses en moins d’une heure et de plus en plus intense
From Dzaoudzi (Mayotte): Durée du séisme bien plus longue (autour de 5 secondes) que les autres. Ce qui les rendaient plus effrayant et influencait probablement plus les bâtiments.
From Mamoudzou (Mayotte): Secousses nombreuses ce matin, la dernière ayant été assez forte

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