Moderate Earthquake Strikes Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Earthquake location -43.8741S, -16.0281W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (0 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/19 / 2019-01-16 08:32:57 / January 16, 2019 @ 8:32 am. The temblor was reported at 07:32:57 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -16.0281° West, -43.8741° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us2000j4fm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j4fm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four 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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