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Earthquake in between Mauritius and La Réunion – February 27, 2018

Update 22:11 UTC: Report of the earthquake in a news site Zinfos974 in La Réunion.

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(Google) translated article in English

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Update 22:04 UTC: It took a while but better late than never :)

Update 22:04 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-02-27 19:25:43

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Sainte-rose, Reunion Feb 27 19:25 4.0 11 MAPI Felt It
  • Quatre Bornes – About 30 seconds or so at nearly midnight last night. Shaking of desk and chairs and opening doors. No damage
  • Port Louis – I felt the bed shake for a few seconds
  • Rose Hill – We were sitting on the sofa which was against the wall. We have felt vibrations for 5 seconds.
    It was 11.30 pm.
  • Curepipe – I was terrified in bed the bed was shaking
  • Port-louis – I was sitting on a mat on the floor. I felt the earth trembling beneath me for around 3 seconds. Its the 1st time im experiencing an earth quake. So i wasnt sure if it was that. But i couldnt assume it to be something else as i had never felt such trembling in any other conditions like heavy vehicles passing by. Its different.
  • rose hill – yep it was felt just a split of a second as my desk shake. i realised it was a quake after 6 min after that the people start to post on facebook as it was strang
  • Ste croix – Nno all OK.
  • Pamplemousses – My bedroom door shook terribly for 2 secs.It ws around aircond also turned on n off n my bed shook.I ws terrified zat moment.
  • Camp Levieux – Boner mo ti bOir ene la bierre kan mone sorti travail.. ene coute 11hr parla .. mo ti p allongé lor lili .. mo senti ene vibration sa wey .. mo ti p dire kav tremblement de terre sipaki.. selmen to croire ki laroute .. mo coné jamais ggn ha dan moris.. kan mo reflechi mo ti p dire kav mone souleii sah
  • EMSC Mauritius – La Réunion Feb 27 19:25 4.0 10 MAPI Felt ItINFO
  • Tamarin, Mauritius – Property not damaged.
    Items on the table have been shaking for about 3/seconds.
  • Beau Bassin and Port Louis, Mauritius – Felt my bed shake for about 4 seconds. Checked my facebook and noticed that our Capital felt it too!!
  • Flic en Flac, Mauritius – 10 seconden
  • Île de la Réunion – Tremblement d\’environ 1 ou 2 seconde ressenti par 2 personnes sur le même canapé. Piton de la fournaise?
  • Long mountain – Light shaking
  • Ebene, Mauritius – 11:25 pm local time in Mauritius. Almost the whole island felt the shake, lasting not more than 2.5 seconds
  • Pamplemousses – Light shaking
  • candos – Weak shaking
  • Vacoas – Secouse de 3-4 seconde
  • Moka – Bed shook about 2 damage
  • long mountain – 6 secs
  • beau bassin – fekit it or 2-3 sec
  • Curepipe – Senti comme une vibration forte assez pour faire bouger mon lit.. et sortir la secousse. À croire que quelqu\\\’un la bousculé violemment
  • beau bassin – Light shaking
  • Phoenix – Bed shaking for some seconds
  • beau bassin – 2 sec,was shaken a bit, no damage to property.
  • curepipe – Light shaking
  • Plaines wilhems – 3 to 4 secondes shaking in beau bassin.
    No damage it\\\’s just a shake
  • Quartier Militaire – Felt a light shake for a few seconds + plug slipped from table
  • Riviere Noire – My table was shaking for a 1 second, and everything stopped, I freaked out so badly
  • Rose-Hill – Felt my desk shake and my hand was shaking while using my computer mouse….
  • Curepipe – Weak shaking
  • Vacoas – I was in bed and felt like vibration. At first we thought our mobile was on vibration mode but when we checked we saw they were not and we then realized it was something else.
  • Quatre Bornes – I felt my bed vibrate for a few seconds
  • Albion – Light shaking whole house, sliding windows made shaking noise, lasted a few seconds.
  • Phoenix – Moderate shaking
  • Port Louis – Creak sound… whole g+2 building shaked for around 5seconds… no phyical movement of objects.
  • Beau Bassin – Lasted about 3 seconds. No damage but enough to shake the tv and launch the alarm.
  • Allee Brillant, Castel – Door was shaking for about 1 sec
  • Quartier-militaire – Weak shaking
  • Quatre Bornes – It was scary, Unique experience but my whole house was shaking for 3 seconds max
  • Port Louis – Never ever experienced this in my country. I was on bed at that time while talking on phone. My bed shook a little bed. I thought like someone was under the bed and moved it. And, i thought it must be me who moved instead. I kept talking until I browsed Facebook and saw posts and comments on Earthquake.I realised it was an earthquake and i confirmed same with my mom who stayed in the same house and felt the same.
  • Port louis – I was asleep and got waken by the slight vibration… i thought it was my mobile.
  • Curepipe – Shaked for few seconds.
  • Curepipe – It happened for 3seconds. My bed started to vibrate
  • Port louis – Was at my desk ar around 23:30 local time. Heard my desk creak and felt it shake slightly. I grabbed the desk firmly thinking my mind was playing tricks on me and still felt the minor shakes. I ran out to the kitchen and grabbed the table which was also slightly shaking.
  • Curepipe – Very weak shaking
  • Vacoas – For around 2 seconds,the doors,table and tv furniture shook. Im living on floor G+3.Quite scary. No dammages.
  • Moka – My chair shook for a seconde. After 11 pm yesterday. I thought it was unusual but then thought nothing of it.
  • Port Louis – didnt aware if it was an earthquake
  • Beau Bassin – About 2-3 seconds. I was very😨😨
  • Brisée-Verdière – My fencing made a strange noise and at the same time my bed shook …
  • Moka – I was sleeping when suddenly I felt my bed and cupboard shaking for about 3 seconds. But there was no damage.
  • Vacoas – Felt slight shaking when I was in bed. Thought it lasted 3 to 6 seconds. No damage as far as I know.
  • Port Louis – Weak shaking
  • Port Louis – About 3 second I felt my bed shake. No apparent damage. It was about 23.25 hrs on 27.02.18.
  • Triolet – I felt a shaking on a pillar of my house at about 11:30 yesterday night
  • Moka – No damage but weird feelings
  • Coromandel – I was on my bed and felt it shaking for about 3 seconds
  • Petit raffray – I felt the bed vibrate
  • Beau bassin – It lasted for 3-5 seconds and felt as if someone is sliding doors with rollers under thus vibrating my room. It was around 11.15 pm or a bit later. No damage encountered.
  • Beau Bassin – Felt as if someone(ghost) shaking my matress, LOL.
  • Curepipe – My clock fell from the wall
  • Sodnac, Quatre Bornes – I was on my bed and felt it shaking for about 3 seconds. i thought that my aircon was faulty. My son was on his computer when his typist chair and table suddenly shake. It was scary. I opened the door in case it repeats. Neighbours were outside as they have feel same effect.
  • Beau Bassin – Bed was shaking
  • Near Curepipe – This is the third time, this is the third time these kind of vibrations have been felt here since the beginning of the year. Yesterday night around 11:27, the vibration felt was a bit longer a bit 1 or 2 seconds as compared to the two previous ones. The day before yesterday, I also felt an intense vibration but in the air only and felt it on my neck. I will also add very low frequency sounds has also been heard from time to time since a year or two now.
  • Beau-Bassin – Around 2-3 seconds just felt some type of vibration like someone running fast in my room which was very scary but a few seconds later I learnt that it was a small earthquake which made me think what worse can happen ahead….
  • Moka – I was using my laptop and I felt my chair vibrating for about 2 seconds.
  • moka – Very weak shaking
  • Coromandel – it happened on 28-02-2018 around 4:45 and it lasted around 2 seconds
  • Arsenal – I was on bed when it start shaking for about 05 sec
  • east of the island – Light shaking
  • Lallmatie – I felt the bed vibrating for about 3seconds
  • Pamplemouses – The shaking was approximately at 23:30 it was weak. No damage was done. I was sleeping on my bed when I realised my bed shaking for around 2-3 seconds
  • Stanley Rose Hill – Was sitting on a bed and felt it \”vibrating\” for a few seconds
  • Bon Accueil – My bed shook for a few seconds.. scary!
  • Lallmatie – Shaking about 3 sec spoon fell down with vibration thought there was ghost in the house. Later heard news and laughed silently.
  • Lallmatie – Kitchen table shaked for a few sec and spoon fell.At first thought ghost in the house until heard the news in morning and laughed silently.
  • Pointe aux Canonniers – Felt my bed and the walls vibrate around 23:30 – lasted around 2 seconds
  • Mont Choisy – bed shaking
  • mauritius – 4.0 few secs
  • Moka – Weak shaking
  • Vacoas – It lasted around 4-5 seconds. The bed shook, but there was no damage.
  • Quatre Bornes – I was sleeping and i didnt feel anything
  • Bois Pignolet – NO damage at all as it lasts only about 2 sec.
  • Quatres bornes – Light shaking
  • Quatre Bornes – Bed shook for ~3 seconds as well as closet doors and items on tables. Low rumble probably due to walls/ground shaking as well
  • Riviere des creoles – Bed shaked! Shaking lasted 2sec with no damage
  • Beau Bassin – I felt a tingling sensation inside my body and my arms felt the tingling more intensely.
  • Quatre-Bornes – Bed shaking for abt 3 seconds. No damage noted.
  • Quatre Borne – Was sitting on the sofa and watching a movie when I felt the sofa shake for approximately 10 seconds.. No damage but was a little scary.



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    I felt the shaking *
    Country where you felt the earthquake *
    City/Village where you felt the earthquake *
    Street or suburb (area) where you felt the earthquake
    Shaking Strength *
    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?

    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?

    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?

    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?

    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?

    Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or “easy glide” drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?

    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?

    Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected.

    Structures :
    Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down.

    Environment :
    Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.

    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?

    Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames.

    Environment :
    Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.

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