The Big One? Huge earthquake rocks the Atlantic Ocean

Thursday, November 30, 2017
By Paul Martin

A HUGE earthquake has struck in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean sparking fears the Big One could be on the way.

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

A massive earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck in the early hours of Thursday, November 30.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres below the ground.

The earthquake was more than 1,400 kilometres from the nearest land – which was Brazil – there have been no injuries and there has been no tsunami warning issued.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the tremor was along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – a mid-ocean range that separates the Eurasian and North American plates in the northern hemisphere and the South American and African plates in the southern hemisphere.

The Mid-Atlantic ridge is also the longest mountain range in the world which extends for around 10,000 miles.

With four plates colliding in this area, it is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Recently, scientists have announced that devastating earthquakes could be on the rise next year as the rotation of Earth slows down.

The speed of Earth’s rotation fluctuates extremely mildly – extending or decreasing the length of a day by a millisecond – but this tiny deceleration could have devastating consequences.

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