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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Northwest of Madagascar (Mayotte) on Sunday, 31 March 2019

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Northwest of Madagascar (Mayotte) on Sunday, 31 March 2019
31 Mar 13:30 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 16 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 31 March 2019 13:13 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 12.9°S / 45.46°E (Mayotte)
Nearest volcano: Mayotte Island (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) SE of Pamandzi (pop: 9,100)
26 km (16 mi) SE of Dzaoudzi (pop: 15,300)
28 km (18 mi) SE of Mamoudzou (pop: 54,800)
29 km (18 mi) E of Bandrélé (pop: 6,400)
31 km (19 mi) E of Dembeni (pop: 10,100)
33 km (21 mi) SE of Koungou (pop: 18,100)
Primary data source: BMKG
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Sun, 31 Mar 13:13 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmNorthwest of Madagascar (Mayotte)BMKG

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22.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 13 km NW of epicenter) : On commence à s habituer (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Fort mais courte durée (reported through EMSC)
Pamandzi (Mayotte, 6 km NW of epicenter) : Ça bouge (reported through EMSC)
Tsingoni (Mayotte, 21 km W of epicenter) : Un grondement puis secousse en deux temps crescendo, assez forte à la fin! Tout l appartement a bougé (1ère étage)les étagères tanguaient! Toujours aussi impressionnant! (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 13 km NW of epicenter) : Moins impressionnant que celui du jeudi à 4h40. Mais quand même... angoisse angoisse... mais que vas t'on devenir... surtout que j'ai rêver en février 2018 que j'étais dans une île ou le la lave sortait de l'océan.. prémonitoires?....... (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Ça recommence ? (reported through EMSC)
Dzaoudzi (Mayotte, 7 km NW of epicenter) : Ressenti à tsingoni (reported through EMSC)
Milagro (Ecuador, 13728 km W of epicenter) : Suave no tan fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Tsingoni (Mayotte, 24 km W of epicenter) : J'ai même entendu le grondement venir puis l'es vibrations qu'i ont duré 3 secondes. (reported through EMSC)
Ouangani (Mayotte, 20 km W of epicenter) : Une secousse ordinaire. Assez courante dirons nous ... Mais c'est difficile de s'y faire car on ne sait jamais jusqu'où ça ira ! (reported through EMSC)
Bandrele (Mayotte, 16 km SW of epicenter) (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 14 km W of epicenter) : Fort (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 13 km W of epicenter) : Tremblement court mais ça bien bouge (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 13 km W of epicenter) : Secousse en deux fois très rapprochées. (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Mayotte (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Mamoudzou, Mayotte (reported through EMSC)
Mamoudzou (Mayotte, 11 km NW of epicenter) : Long en montee puis décroissant, l'eau bougeait beaucoup dans les bouteilles (reported through EMSC)
Dzaoudzi (Mayotte, 7 km NW of epicenter) : Très longue secousse (reported through EMSC)
Pamandzi (Mayotte, 6 km NW of epicenter) : Long dans la durée mais quasi pas perceptible (reported through EMSC)
Pamandzi (Mayotte, 6 km NW of epicenter) : Les mahorais doivent songer au repenti. Ils ont apostasié leur religion pour de vil prix, l'argent des mécréants (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake: Northwest of Madagascar (Mayotte), 31 Mar 2019 13h13

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 28 May 2019 10:53 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 2019 00:20 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (2 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 May 2019 07:18 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Apr 2019 22:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Apr 2019 04:27 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Apr 2019 10:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

Map of aftershocks

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Northwest of Madagascar (Mayotte) on Sunday, 31 March 2019
 

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