Letter | Published:

Earthquake in Norway

Naturevolume 51pages390391 (1895) | Download Citation



ABOUT midnight on the 4th and 5th of this month, a fairly strong earthquake occurred in the southern part of Norway. The greatest disturbance was felt in the environs of the town of Aalesund, upon the west coast (about 60° 30′ lat. N.). From there the shocks extended to the region of the Trondhjems fjord, the Swedish border, and the Christiania fjord, and Berg?n, but the extreme south-west part of the country seems to have been undisturbed. The earthquake is also reported from Fünen, in Denmark. The movement proceeded in about seven minutes from the west coast to Christiania (at Christian und 11h. 38m. Christiania time, 11h. 15m. Greenwich time) It is interesting to notice that the earthquake resembles one which occurred on March 9, 1866, and was felt across the North Sea at the lighthouse of Fluggarrock, on the Sherland Islands. As I am engaged in collecting data about the earthquake of this month, I should be glad to know whether it was observed in the British Isles.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Author information


  1. Christiania



  1. Search for HANS REUSCH in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date




By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.