Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 19:57 UTC on February 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. GFZ (preliminary) is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 10 km.

The epicenter was located 619 km (384 miles) SW of Lajes das Flores and 866 km (538 miles) WSW of Angra do Heroismo, Portugal.

There are no people living within 100 km and this quake did not produce a tsunami.

This is the first M6+ earthquake since February 2, 2019 when M6.1 hit Indonesia.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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