A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -43.7413° West, latitude 28.2482° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yvn. Id of event: us20004yvn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 22:50:24 / February 8, 2016 @ 10:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:50:24 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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