A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 18:04:48 / October 17, 2016 @ 6:04 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007evt. Id of event: us20007evt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:04:48 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.7706° East, -4.8211° South.
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 five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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