A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dgpx. Unique identifier: us6000dgpx. Exact location of earthquake, 68.5365° East, -3.5994° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 13:36:56 / February 4, 2021 @ 1:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:36:56 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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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