6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mid-Atlantic Range

November 30, 2017 2:03 pm Last Updated: November 30, 2017 2:44 pm

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 ).

There was no tsunami warning issued for the quake, which hit more than  870 miles (1,400 kilometers) from Brazil, the nearest land mass.

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.

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge. (CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=765550)

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