A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:26:45 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -43.8025 West, latitude 28.3833 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 23:26:45 / February 8, 2016 @ 11:26 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004yvv. Unique identifier: us20004yvv.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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