A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/18 / 2018-01-12 10:50:36 / January 12, 2018 @ 10:50 am. Exact location, longitude 68.0756° East, latitude -7.5728° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:50:36 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cits. Unique identifier: us2000cits. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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