A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/12/19 / 2019-12-01 05:48:35 / December 1, 2019 @ 5:48 am. Event id: us70006ey0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006ey0. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.6232° East, -5.0829° South. The temblor was picked up at 10:48:35 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Chagos Archipelago region.
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