Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Earthquake Mw 6,6

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred in the central region of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the epicenter of which was located between South America and Africa, more precisely 1218 km north of Acaraú in Brazil. The hypocenter was located at 10 km depth. Only last week there had been a strong earthquake in this region.

The border of several continental plates runs along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The submarine ridge is the birthplace of the Atlantic Ocean. Because of the divergence of the continental plates, they move apart and do not collide, as is the case in subduction zones. This causes less tension in the rock than at subduction zones and earthquakes occur less frequently.

Mw 6.3 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.3
Region   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
Date time   2020-09-06 15:23:44.6 UTC
Location   6.44 N ; 125.73 E
Depth   122 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.6 CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.6
Region   CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
Date time   2020-09-06 06:51:21.9 UTC
Location   7.70 N ; 37.17 W
Depth   33 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.2 VANUATU

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.2
Region   VANUATU
Date time   2020-09-06 02:59:15.7 UTC
Location   17.14 S ; 167.76 E
Depth   10 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.4 COQUIMBO, CHILE

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.4
Region   COQUIMBO, CHILE
Date time   2020-09-06 01:16:57.9 UTC
Location   30.35 S ; 71.50 W
Depth   20 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.5 OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.5
Region   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE
Date time   2020-09-01 21:09:17.9 UTC
Location   27.90 S ; 71.15 W
Depth   2 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.7 ATACAMA, CHILE

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.7
Region   ATACAMA, CHILE
Date time   2020-09-01 04:09:28.3 UTC
Location   27.96 S ; 71.01 W
Depth   10 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.2 OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.2
Region   OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE
Date time   2020-09-01 04:30:02.6 UTC
Location   27.97 S ; 71.19 W
Depth   10 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.2 CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.2
Region   CHAGOS ARCHIPELAGO REGION
Date time   2020-08-31 17:24:04.7 UTC
Location   4.03 S ; 70.06 E
Depth   10 km

Author: USGS

Mw 6.5 CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

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Another strong earthquake was detected by the USGS. Further details are:

Magnitude   Mw 6.5
Region   CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
Date time   2020-08-30 21:20:30.7 UTC
Location   0.87 N ; 29.70 W
Depth   10 km

Author: USGS