North Pole Earthquakes

A rare event today as an earthquake struck in the Barrow Strait west of Greenland and Southwest of the North Pole. The quake was shallow ta about 15 km depth. This is the second quake in the area in the past 24 hours, making it an even more unusual. We will have to keep an eye on this situation closely. Quakes in this area may be tied to underwater volcanic activity in the region. Link to the event page is below.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10007s51#regio n-info

You can check out some information from Dutchsinse from 2015 when there were quakes in the same area.

north pole earthquake june 1 2015

I also found an interesting article from back in 1997 in the New Scientist, that puts forth the theory that earthquakes are moving the North Pole towards Japan. Stay Safe!

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