A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:07:28 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 68.9013° East, latitude -5.9465° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 17:07:28 / March 15, 2018 @ 5:07 pm. Unique identifier: us1000d7x4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d7x4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Chagos Archipelago region. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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