Strong earthquake strikes off east coast of Greenland

August 30, 2012 17:20

WASHINGTON - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the east coast of Greenland on Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake, initially reported at a magnitude 7.0, was centered 266 miles (428 km) east-northeast of Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland and occurred at a depth of 5.3 miles (8.5 km), the USGS said.

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