After a flurry of rare earthquakes across the globe, including activity striking near Las Vegas Nevada, also striking in South England, and the State of Kansas, now yet another rare earthquake has struck.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
The Mid-Atlantic ridge does not normally see much 6.0M+ activity, thus to see any of this magnitude — is worthy of making note.
In light of the other activity taking place globally, this mid-atlantic earthquake activity should be no shock to my viewers, or readers.
We were watching the Mid-Atlantic Canary Islands, and Azores for possible movement, thus to see Mid-Atlantic activity strike to the South is not much of a shock. We know the stress is there on the central Atlantic due to the pressure coming from the East.
Watch the most recent earthquake forecast video for a better idea of how the pressure is transferring across from the Pacific :
Information on this current 6.3 magnitude earthquake from the USGS:
M6.3 – Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
|Magnitude / uncertainty||6.3 mwp± 0.0|
|Location / uncertainty||16.830°S 14.186°W± 8.9 km|
|Depth / uncertainty||10.0 km± 1.8|
|Origin Time||2015-05-24 04:53:22.870 UTC|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||135|
|Minimum Distance||906.80 km (8.15°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.02 sec|
|FE Region||Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (410)|