Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Greenland: USGS

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Greenland: USGS

Greenland quake Nov 9
Location of the quake which struck off Greenland on Nov 9, 2018. (Image: USGS)

NUUK, Greenland: A powerful quake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the eastern coast of Greenland on Friday (Nov 9), the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.1, struck at 0149 GMT. Its epicentre was in a remote area 407km east of Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland.

It was strong enough to cause local waves in the Greenland Sea but was not expected to cause a tsunami in more populated areas, the US Tsunami Warning System said.

Source: Reuters

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