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.

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