Saturday, November 9, 2013

Norwegian Sea hit by 4.6M Earthquake

In the early morning of November 9, 2013, the Norwegian Sea was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter Scale. Earlier (on October 28, 2013), an earthquake with a 5.3 magnitude hit the Greenland Sea closer to Svalbard.

These earthquakes come at a time when huge amounts of methane are rising from the seabed of the Arctic Ocean, from areas on or close to the fault line that crosses the Arctic Ocean. The location of the earthquake that hit the Norwegian Sea is indicated on the map below with a white circle.

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- Greenland Sea hit by M5.3 Earthquake

- Methane, Faults and Sea Ice

- Earthquake hits waters off Japan

- Earthquake hits Laptev Sea

- Methane Release caused by Earthquakes

- Earthquake M6.7 hits Sea of Okhotsk

- Sea of Okhotsk


    ice in the arctic is melting, now

  2. From November 4th stopped freezing ocean, outside the North West Passage.

  3. I would like to hear your comments on the effects of thawning/reduction of the wheight/pressure from the ice on the landmass of Greenland and earthquakes? Will the global runaway heating lead to effects on continental tectonics increased instability in the crust of the earth ?