Rare M5.1 earthquake hits Norwegian Sea, Norway

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…

Very bright fireball over southern Norway, hunt for meteorites underway

Very bright fireball over southern Norway, hunt for meteorites underway

A very bright fireball entered Earth's atmosphere over southern Norway at around 23:09 UTC on July 24, 2021 (01:09 LT, July 25). The event lasted for about 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. ​A spokesperson for the Norwegian…

Sensors detect rare ‘musical note’ from magnetosphere over Norway

Sensors detect rare ‘musical note’ from magnetosphere over Norway

A rhythmic pattern sounding like a low-frequency musical note was detected from the magnetosphere over Lofoten, Norway, on Monday, January 18, 2021. The rare event, which is also called a pulsation continuous, is a strictly regional phenomenon, according to…

Bright fireball explodes over Norway, ground impact recorded south of Løten

Bright fireball explodes over Norway, ground impact recorded south of Løten

A bright fireball exploded over Norway at 23:21 UTC on January 4, 2021 (00:21 LT, January 5), producing a loud bang that was heard by many people, particularly those in Ullensaker. Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR) said ground impact was recorded at 23:24 UTC, 15 to…

Large clay landslide leaves 26 people missing, 10 injured in Gjerdrum, Norway

Large clay landslide leaves 26 people missing, 10 injured in Gjerdrum, Norway

A large clay landslide struck Gjerdrum, Norway, on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, leaving 26 people missing and at least 10 others injured. Some 500 residents have been evacuated amid fears of further mudslides. The landslide occurred on Wednesday morning in a…

Norway records coldest summer in nearly 60 years

Norway records coldest summer in nearly 60 years

Residents in Norway have been reeling from the country's coldest summer in nearly 30 to 60 years. By early July, more than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of the southern region, which was unprecedented for this time of the year. According to state…

Southern Norway enters July with record 10 m (32 feet) of snow

Southern Norway enters July with record 10 m (32 feet) of snow

More than 10 m (32 feet) of snow accumulated in parts of southern Norway by July, according to the BKK energy company, who is conducting clearing operations to prevent flooding in the mountains. The region is currently so cold that the snow is hardly melting, but…

Massive landslide drags 8 homes into sea in Alta, Norway

Massive landslide drags 8 homes into sea in Alta, Norway

Eight houses have been swept into the sea as a massive landslide hit Alta, Norway, on June 3, 2020. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) engineer Anders Bjordal said the slide was 650 m (2 133 feet) wide and 150 m (492 feet) deep. Bjordal was…

Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway

Record-breaking snowfall engulfs parts of Norway

A number of snowfall records tumbled across Norway, particularly its northern region, over the weekend. According to state meteorologist Eirik Samuelsen, Northern Norway has been practically buried by snow all throughout the season. With more heavy snow expected…