Norway's biggest quake hit Svalbard - Image NorsarAn earthquake hit Svalbard with 6.2 force in Richter scale on 21 February 2008, the Norsar seismic research institute said on Thursday.

The epicentre was located in Storfjorden, 10 km under the sea and 130 km south est of Longyearbyen. No damage has been caused in Longyearbyen.

Smaller shakes have been registered after the main one, has reported Norsar.

Norsar added that it was the strongest quake in Norway since it started keeping records about a century ago. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the magnitude of the quake was 6.2.