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This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Date-Time Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 13:43:24 UTC
Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:43:24 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 71.462°N, 10.723°W
Depth 8.6 km (5.3 miles)
Region JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION
Distances 93 km (57 miles) NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
709 km (440 miles) NNE of Akureyri, Iceland
939 km (583 miles) NNE of Reykjavik, Iceland
942 km (585 miles) NNE of Kopavogur, Iceland
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.9 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST=589, Nph=591, Dmin=424.1 km, Rmss=1.08 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc000cb69
Originally posted by tport17
There was also a 7.0, 6.8, 6.3, and 5.3. All in the same time frame.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake was detected off the eastern coast of Greenland, the US Geological Survey reported. No damage or injuries were reported. The epicenter was recorded at a depth of 8.6 kilometers in the Norwegian Sea, some 93 kilometers northwest of the town of Olonkinbyen on the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen. The island has no permanent population. A research station is located there, which was housing about 50 people when the quake occurred. The station’s workers are all involved in research and maintenance at the facility, Erik Persheim, an electronics engineer at the station, told the AP. The station normally houses about 18 engineers and other personnel, he said.