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Originally posted by Fox Molder
reply to post by 35Foxtrot
It all depends on the density of the ridge. I was under the impression that the North Atlantic ridge was solid rock...I might be wrong but....5.2 is quick the shake, isn't it?
Originally posted by FermiFlux
I'm on my mobile at the moment so can't post data from before but I'm pretty sure I've seen plenty of 5.1-5.5 earthquakes on the Mid Atlantic ridge, highest in-fact is 5.6.
It's capable of a large quake, but 5.2 is nothing to worry about.
Found this 6.9 there in 08' after a quick search.
Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
You never know... it's in the "general vicinity" of where Atlantis is fabled to have been, according to most academics.
Originally posted by westcoast
Guys, a 5.2 in this area isn't worth paying too much attention to.
Date-Time Friday, May 06, 2011 at 16:20:39 UTC
Friday, May 06, 2011 at 01:20:39 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 32.328°N, 40.045°W
Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
Distances 1127 km (700 miles) SW of Santa Cruz das Flores, Azores, Portugal
1242 km (771 miles) WSW of Horta, Azores, Portugal
2003 km (1244 miles) SE of SAINT JOHN'S, Nfld. and Labrador, Canada
2945 km (1829 miles) ESE of BOSTON, Massachusetts
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.3 km (10.7 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST=261, Nph=262, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.89 sec, Gp= 72°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00037kj
As to how far away you'd feel it; you can go to that link I provided and click on the map tabs. For an earthquake near a populated area that gets felt reports, there will be shake maps that show the intensity levels.
A 5.2 is only a moderate quake. It was a bit shallow, but being out in the ocean,it wouldn't have been felt anywhere. Typically it takes over 6.0 to pose any tsunami threat and it also depends on the type of fault (movement involved) and shape of the ocean floor. (it is all about water displacement)
Even if this had been on land, it wouldn't have been felt that far away. Probably not even a hundred miles. Again though, depends on the type of land it happens in. Rock vs sand, etc.