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MAJOR earthquake strikes near Norwegian VOLCANIC island in Arctic Sea with 6.8 magnitude
A STRONG earthquake has hit by a Norwegian volcanic island called Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean, measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale.
The quake took place 10km deep and 722km from Akureyri, Iceland.There is no yet known information of whether the quake has disrupted the island’s volcanic activity. The earthquake struck at 1:49am GMT and its epicentre was in a remote area of the ocean around 253 miles east of Ittoqqortoormitt in Greeland.