A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000dgqf. Event ids that are associated: us6000dgqf. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:37:57 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 13:37:57 / February 4, 2021 @ 1:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 68.5795° East, -3.562° South.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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