A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.507° East, -5.3537° South. Unique identifier: us10003l90. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003l90. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:40:20 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 03:40:20 / September 21, 2015 @ 3:40 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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