A very strong and shallow M6.9 (USGS) earthquake was registered at Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on February 13, 2015 at 18:59 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).
Epicenter was located 1 172 km (728 miles) SE of Nanortalik, Greenland and 1 401 km (871 miles) SSW of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.
There are no people living within 100 km radius.
A destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.
However, there is small possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a hundred kilometers from the epicenter, PTWC said.
From 18:48 to 19:33 UTC, USGS registered 4 earthquakes at this location:
Image credit: USGS
Featured image: USGS
Register/become a supporter
Your support is crucial for our survival. It makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
You'll receive your ad-free account for 20x faster browsing experience, clean interface without any distractions, ability to post comments without prior editorial check, all our desktop and mobile applications (current and upcoming) ad-free and with the full set of features available, a direct line of communication and much more. See all options.