NORWAY, 8 SEP 2023: An earthquake with force 3.6 on the Richter scale hit Northern Norway on Thursday evening at 21:49. The quake took place 80 kilometres west of Ålesund, in the Atlantic Ocean 15 kilometres deep. Norway’s seismological institute Norsar says these kind of quakes are a bit rare in the area. Since 1986 there were 25 earthquakes stronger than 3.0 in the northern part of Norway, with the strongest in 1988 of magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale, Norsar reports. Norwegian media quote inhabitants on land felt a 10 to 15 seconds shaking.