A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, central Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:08:23 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000c8mg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8mg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 00:08:23 / October 16, 2020 @ 12:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -37.947 West, latitude 8.1153 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: central Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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