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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake near Jan Mayen, Greenland Sea


A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Jan Mayen island region, Greenland Sea at 01:49 UTC on November 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at the same depth.

The epicenter was located 119 km (74 miles) NW if Olonkinbyen (population 14), Svalbard and Jan Mayen and 717 km (446 miles) NNE of Akureyri (population 17 693), Iceland.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: USGS, EMSC


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