A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km NW of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (59 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007nhu. Id of event: us60007nhu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 05:59:36 / January 23, 2020 @ 5:59 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 71.6986° East, -6.8477° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:59:36 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 95 km NW of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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