A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 08:28:12 / September 26, 2015 @ 8:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:28:12 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 68.3388° East, -5.6919° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20003pat. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003pat.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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