A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 68.3268 East, latitude -4.944 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:30:59 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d3ju. Event ids that are associated: us6000d3ju. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 01:30:59 / December 28, 2020 @ 1:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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