6.6 Quake Reported Off Arctic Island

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Geological monitoring services are reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has struck off Jan Mayen island in Arctic waters between Greenland and Norway.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre and the U.S. Geological Survey say the quake struck Thursday at 1343 GMT (9:43 a.m. EDT). The USGC says the epicenter was 58 miles (93 kilometers) northwest of Jan Mayen, a Norwegian island with a research station.

Erik Persheim, an electronics engineer on the island, told AP that the quake could be felt on the island, but no one was injured.

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