A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 94 km NE of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (58 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 73.0742 East, latitude -6.7815 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000at53. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000at53. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 05:59:24 / September 17, 2017 @ 5:59 am. The temblor was detected at 10:59:24 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 94 km NE of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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