Rare M5.1 earthquake hits Norwegian Sea, Norway

A rare earthquake registered by the EMSC as M5.1 hit the Norwegian Sea at 05:32 UTC on March 21, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). NORSAR is reporting M4.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located about 138 km (86 miles) W of Florø and 203 km (126 miles) NW of Bergen, Vestland, Norway.

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Regional seismicity

The largest earthquake to hit Norway is M6.8. The quake struck in the Arctic Sea, off the coast of Greenland, close to the volcanic Jan Mayen island.

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google

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