Magnitude 4.4 earthquake between Denmark and Sweden

This morning there was a magnitude 4.4 earthquake between Denmark and Sweden. This earthquake was felt in Denmark and Sweden. No damage did take place during this earthquake, best to my knowledge. I did not record this earthquake, as I am currently moving to a new place in Denmark. But based on static I should record next earthquake that happens in or close to Denmark in about 2 to 3 years time. More information about this earthquake can be found on EMSC web page here.

Earthquake regional location according to EMSC. Copyright of this picture belongs to EMSC.

Earthquake location at local level according to EMSC. Copyright of this picture belongs to EMSC.

It is hard to know for sure if there are going to be any aftershocks following this event. This might just be one-off earthquake. But I would not rule out aftershocks in next few days with the magnitude of ML2.0 – ML4.0. But this are intra-plate earthquake. They are not connected with any fault zone as such. But continental plates have fault zones on there own. This fault zones sometimes move and make a earthquake in the process.

Danish news about this.

Jordskælv i havet mellem Danmark og Sverige (
Jordskælv i Danmark: Krig, tog eller et bump på vejen? (

Update 1: More news on this from Danish media

Vores fundament er presset (

3 Replies to “Magnitude 4.4 earthquake between Denmark and Sweden”

  1. Interesting earthquake, indeed. Perhaps this earthquake was related to the catastrophic earthquake in Japan last year. As far as I know, the shockwave travelled all over the globe, causing a temporary updrift in many regions.

    Perhaps this left some sort of tension in this particular area which was released with this earthquake. Just speculation, of course.

    But at least something to talk about…. it has been VERY quiet in Iceland in the past days or even weeks.

    1. This has nothing to do with Japan earthquake. But this is an release of stress in the continental plate. According to Berlingske this happens due the fact African plate is pushing up under the eurosian plate. Earthquakes happens every once in while in this zone. That is long and wide according to Berlingske.

  2. Dear Jón,

    Completely off topic, but I wanted to let you know that at the moment I’m listening to a cd by Hallbjörn Hartarson,
    the country king of Iceland who lives in Skagaströnd (there I bought Hallbjörn’s cd “ÞAĐ BESTA” in his Kantrybaer,
    where he has his own radiostation and where he occasionally performs).
    Although I can’t understand what he is singing about (only a few words), because – of course – he sings Icelandic,
    it’s happy and nice music to listen to!
    Kind regards,
    Henk Weijerstrass

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