An intense earthquake swarm has been shaking the Mayotte region since May 2018, said BRGM, the France-based geological agency serving the territory.
17 May 2019 – The volcano is located 50 km (31 miles) east of the Petite-Terre island at a depth of 3 500 m (11 482 feet), BGRM, said.
The current size of the volcano is estimated at 800 m (2 624 feet), with a base 4 to 5 km (2.5 – 3.1 miles) in diameter.
Volcanic fluids have been detected at a height of about 2 km (1.2 miles) above the volcano.
The first quake felt by the population was M4.5 at 23:19 UTC on May 10, according to the BRGM.
This abnormal earthquake swarm continued for the next two months, creating anxiety and stress among locals and forcing authorities to open up a psychological support unit on June 12.
While there have been no serious…
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