A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Chagos Archipelago region (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dfwf. Id of event: us7000dfwf. Exact location of event, longitude 70.0954 East, latitude -3.949 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:13:02 / 8:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/21 / 2021-03-05 08:13:02 / March 5, 2021 @ 8:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 have been detected nearby.
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