Multiple Earthquakes Strike Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Earthquake location -42.715S, -16.006W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: us1000hple. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hple. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/11/18 / 2018-11-09 07:54:52 / November 9, 2018 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -16.006 West, latitude -42.715 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:54:52 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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