M 5.8 in Mayotte on 15 May 2018 15:48 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 17 Km
Lat/Lon: -12.7783 , 45.5932
Event Date: 15 May 2018 15:48 UTC
Exposed Population: 210000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e5k1
Inserted at: 15 May 2018 17:25 UTC

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1210696 0.51 15 May 2018 15:48 5.9M, 10km N/A 220 thousand 00:20 NEIC
1210699 0.01 15 May 2018 15:48 5.8M, 10km 4.03 220 thousand 00:57 NEIC
1210701 0.01 15 May 2018 15:48 5.8M, 17km 3.99 220 thousand 01:36 NEIC

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
100 km 210000 people
75 km 210000 people
50 km 120000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

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

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Dzaoudzi Mayotte Village5 13000 people 35 km
Mamoudzou Mayotte Capital 54000 people 43 km
Longoni Mayotte Village5 - 46 km
Dembeni Mayotte Village6 7200 people 46 km
Bandele Mayotte Village5 - 47 km
Dapani Mayotte Village5 - 51 km
Chingoni Mayotte Village5 - 52 km
Sada Mayotte Village5 9600 people 54 km
Dzoumogne Mayotte Village5 - 54 km
Moliha Mayotte Village5 - 56 km
Cani Mayotte Village5 - 56 km
Accua Mayotte Village5 - 61 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Dzaoudzi Pamanzi DZA 8 Civ. Paved Yes 6000 35 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Zaudzi Mayotte 37 km
Dzaoudzi YTDZA Mayotte 42 km

More information

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