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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge



Earthquake location 22.1102S, -45.8565WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -45.8565° West, 22.1102° North. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:17:54 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 17:17:54 / September 9, 2016 @ 5:17 pm. Unique identifier: us10006ndk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ndk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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 was reported nearby. 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.

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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. 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -45.8565° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.1102° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-09 17:17:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-09 17:42:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 0 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 465 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 15.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006ndk Id of event.
Event Code 10006ndk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ndk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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