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Earthquake of 5.6 magnitute stikes central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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An earthquake of about 5.6 magnitudes on the Richter Scale has struck the central mid-Atlantic Ridge region on Monday. The earthquake had hit with a depth of 10 km region and taken place at 3:05 pm.

According to ANI news reports, no warnings been issued so far. On February 14, about 6.2 magnitudes of the earthquake have struck the northern mid-Atlantic range region, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The mid-Atlantic ridge is the mid-ocean ridge which is located along the floor of the Atlantic ocean. The in the North Atlantic, the ridge separates the North American plates and Eurasian, and in the South Atlantic, it separates the South American plates and the African.

Recently, a disastrous earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale has rattled the Peru-Ecuador border area early on Friday morning, the USGS (United States Geological Survey) has reported.

According to Reuters news reports, the earthquake’s epicentre was in a scantily populated region of about 224 km i.e., 140 miles, east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, at a depth of 132 km, according to USGS reports.

However, no tsunami warning was being issued,  the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, and no casualties or damage has been reported so far yet.

Peru is situated on the “Ring of Fire”, a region in the basin of the Pacific Ocean which was vulnerable to frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions.

One resident in Cuenca, Ecuador, has described the earthquake as very strong, while a second resident in the same area reported the experience was “a good 30 seconds shake”, according to witness statements on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center website.

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