14 September 2012, 11:18

5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Arctic Ocean

5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Arctic Ocean

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Arctic Ocean on the night from Friday to Saturday. The epicenter was near one of the islands of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago 80 km south from the North Pole. An earthquake in the Arctic Ocean is a rather rare phenomenon. Tectonic cataclysms were registered 10 km deep under the ocean bottom.

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Arctic Ocean on the night from Friday to Saturday.

The epicenter was near one of the islands of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago 80 km south from the North Pole.

An earthquake in the Arctic Ocean is a rather rare phenomenon.

Tectonic cataclysms were registered 10 km deep under the ocean bottom.

The shocks of the earthquake were not felt in any of the neighboring settlements.

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