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.
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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/
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