Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 16:41 UTC on August 17, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located 1 022.4 km (635.3 miles) NW of Georgetown, Ascension, Saint Helena.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

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Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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