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Newly forming underwater volcano discovered near Mayotte, source of intense earthquake swarm

Attempts to understand the reason behind the intense volcano-seismic crisis affecting Mayotte since May 2018 have finally resulted in a solid answer - the discovery of newly forming underwater volcano. The volcano is located 50 km (31 miles) east of the Petite-Terre...

May 17, 2019

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Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis: Significant subsidence detected, observation campaign launched

It's been almost a full year since the start of an intense earthquake swarm near the island of Mayotte and it seems we'll have some answers soon. While GPS stations show significant subsidence at the island, suggesting emptying of a nearby magma chamber,...

March 13, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes above the island of Mayotte

A meteor exploded over the island of Mayotte, South Indian Ocean on February 18, 2019, sparking panic among residents. According to a statement released by the Mayotte Prefecture, the explosion took place at 21:30 local time (18:30 UTC). "Some of the...

February 19, 2019

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Large number of dead fish, sulfur smell reported, Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis intensifies

A large number of dead fish emerged at various sites off the barrier reef just east/southeast of Mayotte, the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin located between Madagascar and Mozambique. This is the site of an intense earthquake swarm that started in May...

January 16, 2019

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Seismic waves near Mayotte characteristic of volcanic phenomena

International seismic networks detected an atypical very low frequency signal originating near the island of Mayotte just before 09:30 UTC on November 11, 2018. Signals of this type are characteristic of volcanic phenomena. A rare earthquake swarm started near the...

November 29, 2018

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Abnormal earthquake swarm near Mayotte continues, constant shaking creating anxiety and stress

Abnormal earthquake swarm near the volcanic island of Mayotte in the Comoros Basin (Mozambique Channel) continues for nearly two months, creating anxiety and stress among locals. The quakes are all occurring in the same spot, about 50 km (31 miles) to the east of...

July 02, 2018

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Earthquake swarm near Mayotte, oldest volcanic island in the Comoros basin

A rare earthquake swarm started near the small Indian Ocean island of Mayotte on May 10, 2018 and continues to date. Mayotte is the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin grouping and quakes likely are the result of a seismic hot spot as well as the...

May 15, 2018