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M 5.8 in Mayotte on 15 May 2018 15:48 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact

Earthquake event

Population map close up
Population map close up. (Source: JRC)
  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 17 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC us1000e5k1
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -12.7783, 45.5932
  • Time (UTC): 15 May 2018 15:48:09
  • Time (ECT): 15 May 2018 17:48:09

Event time line

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IDAlertScore DateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm) Source
1210696 0.51

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1210696
0.51 realtime 2018-05-15 16:09:20 220 thousand 0
  Earthquake 227778
0.51 realtime 2018-05-15 16:09:20 220 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 1
0.01 realtime 2018-05-15 16:37:15 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
15 May 2018 15:48 5.9M, 10km N/A 220 thousand 00:20 NEIC NEIC
1210699 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1210699
0.01 realtime 2018-05-15 16:46:26 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 227781
0.42 realtime 2018-05-15 16:46:25 220 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 3
0.01 realtime 2018-05-15 16:48:13 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
15 May 2018 15:48 5.8M, 10km 4.03 220 thousand 00:57 NEIC NEIC
1210701 0.01

Calculation Episode detail

Reference Id Level Score Type Date Added Population
100km or MMI9-7    
Population
20km or Max MMI    
Max Height(m)
Episode 1210701
0.01 realtime 2018-05-15 17:25:29 No people affected 0
  Earthquake 227783
0.29 realtime 2018-05-15 17:25:29 220 thousand No people affected 0
  Shakemap 6
0.01 realtime 2018-05-15 17:52:33 No people affected No people affected 0
Close
15 May 2018 15:48 5.8M, 17km 3.99 220 thousand 01:36 NEIC NEIC

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

Population

Population near epicenter
Radius Population
100 km 210000 people
75 km 210000 people
50 km 140000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

The earthquake happened in Mayotte , of Mayotte. The nearest places are Dzaoudzi, Mamoudzou, Dembeni, Longoni, Bandele, Dapani, Chingoni, Sada, Dzoumogne, Cani, and Accua.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mayotte Mayotte -
Comoros Comoros -
Glorioso Is. Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands -
Antsiranana Madagascar 810000 people
Mahajanga Madagascar 1.4 million people
Seychelles Seychelles 73000 people
Toamasina Madagascar 1.8 million people

Affected Populated Places

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Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Dzaoudzi Mayotte Village5 13000 people 32 km
Mamoudzou Mayotte Capital 54000 people 40 km
Dembeni Mayotte Village6 7200 people 43 km
Longoni Mayotte Village5 - 43 km
Bandele Mayotte Village5 - 44 km
Dapani Mayotte Village5 - 48 km
Chingoni Mayotte Village5 - 49 km
Sada Mayotte Village5 9600 people 52 km
Dzoumogne Mayotte Village5 - 52 km
Cani Mayotte Village5 - 54 km
Moliha Mayotte Village5 - 54 km
Accua Mayotte Village5 - 58 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Dzaoudzi Pamanzi DZA 8 Civ. Paved Yes 6000 33 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Zaudzi Mayotte 34 km
Dzaoudzi YTDZA Mayotte 40 km

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