A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:38:16 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 13:38:16 / October 8, 2020 @ 1:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.5414° East, -5.3224° South. Id of earthquake: us6000c81i. Event ids that are associated: us6000c81i.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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