A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 31/12/15 / 2015-12-31 21:51:12 / December 31, 2015 @ 9:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10004amv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004amv. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:51:12 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.0178° East, -7.2612° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 has struck near.
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