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Strong Quake Strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Posted by feww on July 27, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Significant Quake Strikes Middle of Kane Fracture Zone

Centered at 23.761°N, 45.646°W the magnitude 6.0 quake occurred at a signature depth of 10.0km (6.2mi).

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-27 01:28:38 UTC

Location: 23.761°N 45.646°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:  1,811km (1125mi) ENE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.6 by USGS/EHP, but was later downgraded.

Tsunami Information Statement [NOAA/NWS]

Evaluation:  A destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – there is the small possibility of a local or regional tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a few hundred kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region near the epicenter should be made aware of this possibility.

Related Seismic Events

M5.1 – Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Event Time: 2014-07-26 17:11:16 UTC
Location: 21.192°S 15.177°W depth=14.5km (9.0mi)
Nearby Cities: 1,155km (718mi) WSW of Jamestown, Saint Helena

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