A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:28:47 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007v88. Id of event: us10007v88. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 19:28:47 / January 7, 2017 @ 7:28 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.3831° East, -7.5003° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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