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On February 13, 2015, an earthquake occurred in the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

2019-12-04  |   Editor : houguangbing  

The February 13, 2015 M 7.1 Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge earthquake occurred as the result of right-lateral strike-slip faulting on or near a transform fault forming part of the North America:Eurasia plate boundary.

At the latitude of this earthquake, the North America plate moves approximately westward at a rate of 21 mm/yr with respect to Eurasia.

(source:Screenshot from the U.S. Geological Survey website)
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