Shallow M6.6 earthquake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Shallow M6.6 earthquake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 06:51 UTC on September 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 1 213 km (752 miles) NNE of Acarau, Brazil.

There are no people living within 100 km (6.2 miles).

A damaging tsunami is not expected.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

This is the third M6+ earthquake since M6.3 in Chile at 01:16 UTC today and M6.2 at 02:59 UTC in Vanuatu.

Featured image: Regional earthquakes in 30 days to September 6, 2020. Credit: TW/SAM, Google


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