A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 10:53:00 / February 25, 2016 @ 10:53 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.3 km (8 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004sjz. Id of event: us10004sjz. Exact location of earthquake, 68.4313° East, -3.4126° South, depth 13.3 km. The temblor was detected at 15:53:00 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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