A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 10:07:41 / March 8, 2017 @ 10:07 am. Exact location of event, longitude 68.0423 East, latitude -3.458 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:07:41 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sgm. Id of event: us20008sgm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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