A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 296 km WNW of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (184 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 70.0093° East, latitude -6.1517° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000e6kq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e6kq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/18 / 2018-05-11 21:37:12 / May 11, 2018 @ 9:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:37:12 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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