A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us1000d7x1. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7x1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 17:23:37 / March 15, 2018 @ 5:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 68.4582° East, latitude -6.1352° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:23:37 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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