A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:19:31 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004yxx. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004yxx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 07:19:31 / February 9, 2016 @ 7:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -43.6609 West, latitude 28.3445 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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