A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/20 / 2020-04-09 17:26:07 / April 9, 2020 @ 5:26 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:26:07 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008xm9. Unique identifier: us70008xm9. Exact location of earthquake, 68.6736° East, -5.4342° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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