A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:52:52 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 20:52:52 / December 7, 2019 @ 8:52 pm. Event id: us60006r9a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006r9a. Exact location of earthquake, 68.15° East, -7.4966° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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