Small tremor of magnitude 3.0 just reported 13 km northeast of Oslo, Norway


A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Oslo, Norway.

According to the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, the quake hit on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023, at 3:49 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 8.2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lillestrøm (pop. 14,000) located 6 km from the epicenter, Fetsund (pop. 6,400) 13 km away, Oslo (pop. 580,000) 13 km away, Kløfta (pop. 5,900) 15 km away, Nesoddtangen (pop. 10,900) 20 km away, and Jessheim (pop. 12,400) 22 km away. In Ski (pop. 12,500, 29 km away), Asker (pop. 60,900, 33 km away), and Drammen (pop. 90,700, 49 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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