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Magnitude 6.6 - Jan Mayen Island Region (Iceland)

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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 09:37 AM
This is a shallow earthquake with a rather strong magnitude. There is also a 5.2 within the same hour that just happened. I wonder if this is what they call a foreshock of if this was the major one and maybe we should expect some smaller aftershocks.

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.6
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)
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

Here is an interactive link for the region.

Perhaps this is a possible prelude to volcanic activity since this area is known for it's eruptions?

I welcome the resident experts to stop by and share their opinion

edit on 30-8-2012 by Corruption Exposed because: take caps out of title

posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 02:23 PM
There was also a 7.0, 6.8, 6.3, and 5.3. All in the same time frame.

posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by tport17

Thanks for the update

I was unaware of these new events becauseI haven't looked at any of the maps since I first posted this. Many of the experts on this matter hate it when noobs like me mention that it seems like global earthquakes are on the rise, but it certainly appears to so.

Anyone who disagrees and can correct me please go ahead, I'm open to other opinions and I certainly am not an expert on the matter and would appreciate any feedback.

posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 09:16 PM

Originally posted by tport17
There was also a 7.0, 6.8, 6.3, and 5.3. All in the same time frame.

That does not have this quake.
that is odd as I sore it on that site first?
why have they taken it down?
not the first time they mess about.

50 people on the island.
I wonder what they are doing and
has the quake something to do with it?
some weapons test? Drilling deep?
It is a very good place to do secret stuff.
and taking the quake off sites?

edit on 30-8-2012 by buddha because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 09:21 PM
6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off Greenland’s coast

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.

a site with a video with lots of info about this. must see.

posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 10:06 PM
reply to post by buddha

I noticed that earlier. Usually they stay on the map for 24 hrs, especially large quakes. Not sure what is going on.

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