21 February 2008

6.2 earthquake in Norway

The Svalbard Region, Norway had been hit by an earthquake of 6.2 on the scale of Richter.

It's the strongest earthquake in Norway in modern history.

The epicentre was located about 140 km south east of Longyearbyen, 10 km deep in the sea.
Yet it was strongly felt at Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen).

Luckily the area is sparsely populated.


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