M 6.7 in Mauritius on 12 May 2021 14:05 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1268482
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -17.2495 , 66.3745
Event Date: 12 May 2021 14:05 UTC
12 May 2021 18:05 Local
Exposed Population: No people affected in MMI IV
No people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 May 2021 14:33 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 1.1 (Mauritius)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us7000e2ec Scaled population (raster) 0 Max wave alert 0m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 4 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Séisme au large de Maurice: pas de quoi tremblerSun, 16 May 2021 09:21:00 +0200.

Mercredi 12 mai, vers 18 heures, des secousses sismiques ont été enregistrées au large de Maurice – Réunion , comme le rapporte le site de l’ United States Geological Survey (USGS). L’épicentre du séisme, d’une magnitude de 6.7 sur l’échell
Séisme sous-marin superficiel de magnitude 6,7 au Nord de l'île Mauric ... Thu, 13 May 2021 10:03:00 +0200.

Un tremblement de terre de magnitude 6,7 et peu profond a été enregistré dans la région de l'île Maurice - Réunion à 14h05 UTC. L'épicentre était situé à environ 413 km au nord-est de Port Mathurin, à Maurice. La secousse n'a pas déclenché
Earthquake near Mauritius-Reunion region; no tsunami risk to Sri LankaWed, 12 May 2021 19:35:00 +0200.

An earthquake with a magnitude of Mwp 6.6 has occurred near Mauritius Region in the South Indian Ocean earlier today (May 12). However, there is no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka at present with the effect of this earthquake, the Department of
Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Mauritius - Reunion region, Indian OceanWed, 12 May 2021 17:26:00 +0200.

Posted by on May 12, 2021 at 14:42 UTC (44 minutes ago) Category: Seismic activity A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Mauritius - Reunion region at 14:05 UTC on May 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth o

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (85), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),