Jan Mayen earthquake

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Published Friday, November 9, 2018

The quake took place 10km deep and 722km from Akureyri, Iceland.There is no yet known information of whether the quake has disrupted the island’s volcanic activity. The earthquake struck at 1:49am GMT and its epicentre was in a remote area of the ocean around 253 miles east of Ittoqqortoormitt in Greeland.

The force caused local waves to appear in the Greenland Sea. However, the US Tsunami Warning System said it is not expected to cause a tsunami in more populated areas.

There are no reports of damage or injuries after the earthquake, according to the police.
The only people on the island are military personnel from the Norwegian Armed Forces, while meteorological station is located just a few kilometres away from the settlement Olonkinbyen, where all personnel live.
Source: DORRIS

Jan Mayen earthquake Facts

Power: 6.8
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Geo
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

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