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Powerful quake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off Greenland: USGS


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 09-11-2018 08:04:14 IST Greenland
Powerful quake of 6.8 magnitude strikes off Greenland: USGS

A powerful quake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the eastern coast of Greenland on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake initially reported as a magnitude 7.1, struck at 0149 GMT. Its epicentre was in a remote area 253 miles (407 km) 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 U.S. Tsunami Warning System said.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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