Volcanic & Seismic Activity 

Western Denmark Shaken by ‘Super Rare’ Earthquake

A rare M3.4 earthquake struck West Jutland on Sunday, an area not usually associated with seismic activity.

The quake was registered at 10:57am local time. Its epicentre was just outside the town of Hobro, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) confirmed.

“On a global scale, this is a small earthquake. But for Denmark, this is one of the larger earthquakes. We don’t often see earthquakes of this size here,” GEUS seismologist and senior researcher Trine Dahl-Jensen said.

The location of the epicentre was super rare for Denmark, Dahl-Jensen added.

“We mostly see earthquakes off the coast further north, off Thy. We don’t often have earthquakes in this area,” she said.

Sunday’s tremor is the strongest in Denmark since 2012, when a 4.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded.

No injuries have been reported.



The recent global seismic uptick is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/



[Featured Photo: Finn Byrum/Ritzau Scanpix]

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