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

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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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