A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 70.1571 East, latitude -4.1122 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 01:23:10 / December 2, 2020 @ 1:23 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:10 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cn27. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cn27. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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