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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge


A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS hit Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 06:32 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.5 at a depth of 10 km.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 1044.7 km (649.2 miles) ENE of Fernando de Noronha (Distrito Estadual), Brazil and 1251.5 km (777.7 miles) NW of Georgetown, Saint Helena.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Based on the earthquake location near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a damaging tsunami is not expected, NTWC said. 

This earthquake was not felt and there is no tsunami danger for the U.S. east coast, Gulf of Mexico states, eastern coast of Canada, or Caribbean states.

Regional seismicity

Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge earthquake November 30, 2017 - Regional Seismicity

Featured image credit: USGS



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