A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:18:18 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 15:18:18 / February 27, 2020 @ 3:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000859r. Unique identifier: us6000859r. Exact location, longitude -14.6553° West, latitude -13.8215° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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