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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag was detected near central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Earthquake location 0.9604S, -26.8332WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:43:59 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -26.8332° West, latitude 0.9604° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bq10. Event ids that are associated: pt20262001, at00qgvj1d, us7000bq10. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/20 / 2020-09-18 21:43:59 / September 18, 2020 @ 9:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -26.8332° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.9604° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place central 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 2020-09-18 21:43:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-18 22:06:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 1 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 732 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 ,pt,at,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 11.289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 16 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bq10 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bq10 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20262001,at00qgvj1d,us7000bq10, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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