A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 69.0478° East, latitude -4.2082° South, depth = 14.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005h06. Id of event: us20005h06. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:55:51 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.88 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 11:55:51 / April 4, 2016 @ 11:55 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Chagos Archipelago region.
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