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Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Greenland

A influential quake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the eastern coast of Greenland on Friday, the U.S. Geological Look at said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.1, struck at 0149 GMT. Its epicenter was in a recondite area 253 miles (407 km) east of Ittoqqortoormiit in Greenland.

It was defensive enough to cause local waves in the Greenland Sea but was not expected to cause a tsunami in innumerable populated areas, the U.S. Tsunami Warning System said.

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