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The 1941 Gloria Fault earthquake occurred at 18:03:57 UTC in the northern Atlantic Ocean on 25 November 1941. It had a magnitude of about 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale and a maximum perceived intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It was caused by movement on the Gloria Fault, part of the Azores–Gibraltar Transform Fault. It triggered a small tsunami, which was observed at Newlyn, Cornwall.[3]

1941 Gloria Fault earthquake
1941 Gloria Fault earthquake is located in North Atlantic
1941 Gloria Fault earthquake
UTC time1941-11-25 18:03:57
ISC event901098
Local dateNovember 25, 1941 (1941-11-25)
Local time17:03:57
Magnitude8.0 Mw[1]
Depth10 km (6 mi)
Epicenter37°26′46″N 18°57′11″W / 37.446°N 18.953°W / 37.446; -18.953Coordinates: 37°26′46″N 18°57′11″W / 37.446°N 18.953°W / 37.446; -18.953
FaultGloria Fault
Max. intensityIX (Violent)

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  1. ^ ISC (19 January 2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ Baptista, M.; Miranda, J. M.; Batlló, J.; Lisboa, F.; Luis, J.; MacIá, R. (2016), "New study on the 1941 Gloria Fault earthquake and tsunami" (PDF), Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, European Geosciences Union, 16 (8): 1967, Bibcode:2016NHESS..16.1967B, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-1967-2016
  3. ^ "Comments for the Tsunami Event". The Significant Earthquake Database. National Centers for Environmental Information. Retrieved 28 February 2016.

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