Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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

  1. 5.2Reykjanes Ridge2015-02-13 19:33:10 UTC14.2 km
  2. 6.9Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge2015-02-13 18:59:11 UTC10.0 km
  3. 4.9Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge2015-02-13 18:58:06 UTC10.0 km
  4. 5.3Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge2015-02-13 18:48:16 UTC10.0 km
Data source: USGS (Updated at 20:25 UTC on February 13, 2015)

Featured image: USGS


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