4.4. magnitude quakes rattles sea bet...

4.4. magnitude quakes rattles sea between Denmark, Sweden, no damages or casualties

There are 1 comment on the The Washington Post story from Aug 6, 2012, titled 4.4. magnitude quakes rattles sea between Denmark, Sweden, no damages or casualties. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Danish geologists say a 4.4 magnitude quake has rattled the seabed between Denmark and Sweden, causing no damages or casualties.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Aug 6, 2012
The Eastern North sea rift hooks around into the Oslo Graben NW. of this location but the track of the Oslo graben itself is hard to see as it is buried under moraine.

This one shows up a part of the old Oslo graben so it is interesting to see.

The magnitude is nothing special (specialty involves events of 5.0 or higher), so an item of curiosity only.

Papers from Sweden indicate that the last major isostatic events occurred ~6000Bp and nowadays results are minor adjustments, variances in stress from alpine backrange convergence (S. Europe), and caucasus convergence (S.Ctr Eurasia), and occasional "rubble pile" quakes in the upper 10Km of loose jointed rock.

This one appears to be minor adjustment event related to Oslo Graben.

Have a nice day: Ag

Have a nice day: Ag

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