COPENHAGEN – Officials say a strong earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated region in northwestern Greenland, but no injuries or damage have been reported.
Peter Voss of The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland says the quake occurred Tuesday with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale.
He says the epicenter was in the Arctic Sea, 55 miles south of Thule, home to a U.S. air base.
Voss said Wednesday the earthquake was one of the strongest recorded in Greenland.
In 2005, a quake in northeastern Greenland measured 5.3 on the Richter scale.