Magnitude 4 earthquake between Mauritius and Reunion Island

Tremors were felt on Reunion Island and bigger than usual waves hit the shores when a Magnitude 4 earthquake took place between Mauritius and Reunion Island on 27 February 2018.

The earthquake took place 79 km from Reunion and 112 km from Mauritius at a depth of 10 km according to the United States Geological Survey.

Residents reported buildings and furniture shaking but no serious incidents have been reported so far.

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The earthquake is regarded as an isolated incident, meaning no aftershocks are expected.