A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 21:44:00 / September 18, 2020 @ 9:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:44:00 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: at00qgvj1d. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20262001, at00qgvj1d. A tsunami warning has been issued near central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -27° West, 1.1° North, depth 33 km.
Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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