A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:59:58 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -32.5457° West, 4.505° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rde. Id of event: us10004rde. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 14:59:58 / February 20, 2016 @ 2:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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