A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean along the central Mid-Atlantic Ridge on Thursday, Nov. 30, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake hit the ridge between the continents of Africa and South America, striking at a depth of around 6 miles (10 kilometers ).
Revised (6.5 -> 6.7): 6.7 earthquake, Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge. 2017-11-30 04:32:51 at epicenter (22m ago, depth 10km). https://t.co/99b2BDYUF3
— Earthquakes Tsunamis (@NewEarthquake) November 30, 2017
There was no tsunami warning issued for the quake, which hit more than 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) from Brazil, the nearest land mass.
Tsunami Info Stmt: M6.5 near the central Mid-Atlantic Ri 0133EST Nov 30: Tsunami NOT expected; U.S. Atlantic or Gulf Coast
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) November 30, 2017
There were no reports of damage.
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge separates the South American and African tectonic plates in the southern hemisphere as well as the Eurasian and North American plates in the northern hemisphere. The ridge extends east from Greenland and heads to the Bouvet Triple Junction, which is the junction of three tectonic plates in the South Atlantic.
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