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

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Comoros ,of Comoros (population -99,999) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
2 0.01 1210699 -12.772/45.586 5.9 10 4.36 15 May 2018 16:46 00:58 (new episode)
3 0.01 1210699 -12.778/45.592 5.8 10 4.03 15 May 2018 16:47 00:59 (upd of #2)
4 0.01 1210701 -12.778/45.592 5.8 10 4.03 15 May 2018 17:25 01:37 (new episode)
5 0.01 1210701 -12.778/45.593 5.8 17 3.99 15 May 2018 17:27 01:39 (upd of #4)
6 0.01 1210701 -12.778/45.593 5.8 17 3.99 15 May 2018 17:51 02:03 (upd of #5)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Mayotte Mayotte 180000 people
Comoros Comoros 310000 people
Glorioso Is. Miscellaneous (French) Indian Ocean Islands no people
Antsiranana Madagascar 85000 people
Mahajanga Madagascar 60000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Dzaoudzi Mayotte Village5 13000 people 34 km
Mamoudzou Mayotte Capital 54000 people 41 km
Longoni Mayotte Village5 - 44 km
Bandele Mayotte Village5 - 47 km
Chingoni Mayotte Village5 - 50 km
Dapani Mayotte Village5 - 51 km
Dzoumogne Mayotte Village5 - 53 km
Sada Mayotte Village5 9600 people 54 km
Moliha Mayotte Village5 - 55 km
Cani Mayotte Village5 - 57 km
Accua Mayotte Village5 - 59 km
M'Remani Comoros Village5 - 131 km
Bambao Comoros Village5 - 134 km
Moya Comoros Village5 7400 people 136 km
Matsamudu Comoros Village5 - 144 km
Ouani Comoros Village5 10000 people 145 km
Mutsamudu Comoros Village5 23000 people 146 km
Sima Comoros Village5 10000 people 158 km
Iconi Comoros Village5 - 195 km
Bandani Comoros Village5 - 199 km
Fomboni Comoros Village5 14000 people 209 km
Ouallah Comoros Village5 - 214 km
Miringoni Comoros Village5 <1000 people 219 km
Antotoro Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 283 km
Ampitily Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 293 km
Antetikireja Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 295 km
Anjajavy Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 305 km
Ambalatsingy Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 306 km
Antsahampano Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 316 km
Ambohimena Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 319 km
Maromontreka Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 319 km
Ambodisakoa Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 321 km
Mariarano Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 322 km
Ambolikapika Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 324 km
Madirofolo Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 324 km
Ankilahila Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 325 km
Ambanja Antsiranana Madagascar City 30000 people 325 km
Ambatofaliha Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 329 km
Ambalabe Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 330 km
Boeny Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 348 km
Namakia Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 349 km
Benetsy Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 349 km
Androhibe Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 351 km
Beronono Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 353 km
Ambodibonara Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 356 km
Anjabe Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 360 km
Ankarana Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 362 km
Ampanakana Antsiranana Madagascar Village4 - 363 km
Ambalabe Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 363 km
Sakoalahy Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 364 km
Andranofotsy Antsiranana Madagascar Village5 - 366 km
Ampombilava Mahajanga Madagascar Village5 - 368 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Dzaoudzi Pamanzi DZA 8 Civ. Paved Yes 6000
Anjouan Ouani AJN 19 Civ. Paved No 4400
Moheli Bandar Es Salam NWA 14 Civ. Paved No 4200
Ambanja IVA 11 Civ. Unpaved No 3100

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Zaudzi Mayotte
Dzaoudzi YTDZA Mayotte
Pomoni Comoros
Patsi Comoros
Mutsamudu Comoros
Fomboni Comoros

More information

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