Archive for August, 2016

Magnitude 7.1 – North of Ascension Island – August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

USGS Tectonic Summary
“The August 29, 2016 M 7.1 earthquake north of Ascension Island, in the south Atlantic Ocean, occurred as the result of strike-slip faulting on or near the plate boundary separating the Nubia (Africa) and South America plates, part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge System.”

2016-08-29 04:29:57 (UTC)
North of Ascension Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean
Location   -0.041°S  -17.826°W
Depth10.0 km
Magnitude 7.1

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Magnitude 6.2 – 10km SE of Norcia, Italy and Magnitude 6.8 – 25km W of Chauk, Burma – August 24, 2016

August 27, 2016

Italy_MyanmarMagnitude 6.8 – 25km W of Chauk, Burma
Time:  2016-08-24 10:34:55 (UTC)
Location  20.919°N 94.579°E
Depth  84.1 km

Magnitude 6.2 – 10km SE of Norcia, Italy
Time  2016-08-24 01:36:33 (UTC)
Location  42.714°N 13.172°E
Depth  10.0 km

Also see: “Are the Earthquakes in Myanmar and Italy Related?”
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/science-behind-italy-myanmar-earthquakes-expert-view/

USGS Tectonic Summary