5.2 Magnitude Earthquake In Atlantic Ocean

December 25, 2013

At 12:47pm Bermuda time on Monday afternoon [Dec 23] a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the Atlantic Ocean about 400 – 500 miles to Bermuda’s south. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the exact location was 25.724°N 66.594°W at a depth of 4.1km

The USGS estimates that over million earthquakes occur around the world each year, however many go undetected because they hit remote areas or have very small magnitudes. Anyone who feels the effect of an earthquake is always asked to report it online to the USGS.

Screenshot below from the USGS website:

north atlantic earthquake dec 2013

There are approximately 1300 earthquakes of a magnitude of 5.0 or higher each year, and this section of the Atlantic Ocean is a less than common location.

The last time there was an earthquake very close to Bermuda was in April 2011, when a 4.4 magnitude earthquake occurred approximately 50 miles west of Bermuda.

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  1. Blessed says:

    Bermuda we are so blessed.

    Merry Christmas to everyone and remember the reason for the season.

  2. Indeed, we are so blessed…”Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today, it’s a gift” (Eleanor Rooservelt)

  3. RawOnion says:

    I thought I felt the earthquake but it was just my mother-in-law walking around the house looking for more food.

  4. OMG says:

    I agree, we are truly blessed, we sit all alone in the middle of the Atlantic and the wind and waves know exactly how far to go.

    It is not by chance or fate that we are protected from major catastrophes; it is not luck, it is declared and decreed protection.

    We are blessed Bermuda, and we must not take that for granted.

    Merry Christmas

  5. Brenda Correia says:

    @raw onion, thanks for the laugh…could have been me too walking around!