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A very strong Magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck in the far north Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Greenland.  The very strong quake took place at a shallow depth of only 10km.  This magnitude earthquake is extremely rare for the Atlantic Ocean.  

The Tsunami Warning Center reports that quakes of this type "can" generate Tsunamis, but no warning or watch has been issued.

 

 

M6.8 Earthquake - Jan Mayen Island region

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time
  • 9 Nov 2018 01:49:40 UTC
  • 9 Nov 2018 00:49:40 near epicenter
  • 8 Nov 2018 20:49:40 standard time in your timezone
Location 71.623N 11.240W
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 119.5 km (74.1 mi) NW of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • 717.5 km (444.8 mi) NNE of Akureyri, Iceland
  • 944.5 km (585.6 mi) NNE of Reykjav�k, Iceland
  • 947.2 km (587.2 mi) NNE of K�pavogur, Iceland
  • 949.8 km (588.9 mi) NNE of Gar�ab�r, Iceland
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.8 km; Vertical 1.9 km
Parameters Nph = 71; Dmin = 872.5 km; Rmss = 0.94 seconds; Gp = 37°
Version =
Event ID us 1000hpim ***This event supersedes event AT00PHWL2S,PT18313000.

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey

 

WEXX32 PAAQ 090157
TIBATE

Tsunami Information Statement Number 1
NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK
857 PM EST Thu Nov 8 2018

...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THE U.S. EAST COAST,
   GULF OF MEXICO STATES, AND EASTERN CANADA...

EVALUATION
----------
 * There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. east coast, the Gulf of 
   Mexico states, or the eastern coast of Canada. 

 * Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis 
   dangerous to shorelines near the source. 

 * An earthquake has occurred with parameters listed below. 


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------
 * The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary
   assessment and changes may occur.

 * Magnitude      6.8
 * Origin Time    2050  EST Nov 08 2018
                  1950  CST Nov 08 2018
                  2150  AST Nov 08 2018
                  0150  UTC Nov 09 2018
 * Coordinates    71.7 North 11.3 West
 * Depth          6 miles
 * Location       in the Jan Mayen Island region, east of Greenland


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND NEXT UPDATE
--------------------------------------
 * Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information. 

 * Caribbean coastal regions should refer to the Pacific 
   Tsunami Warning Center messages at tsunami.gov. 

 * This will be the only U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center 
   message issued for this event unless additional information 
   becomes available. 

$$

 

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