A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 68.5138° East, latitude -5.1089° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:03:15 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iw90. Id of event: us2000iw90. Global time and date of event 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 08:03:15 / December 22, 2018 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT.
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 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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