Jan Mayen Island


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Jan May·en Island

 (yän mī′ən)
An island of Norway in the Greenland Sea between northern Norway and Greenland. Discovered by Henry Hudson in 1607, it was annexed by Norway in 1929.
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US submarine took photos of strange sighting THE most compelling evidence came from US submarine USS Trepang, which was moving between Iceland and Jan Mayen Island in the Atlantic Ocean.
On 18 June 1942, the SKL directed that Admiral Arctic be responsible for the conduct of U-boat warfare against enemy traffic and escorts in the area east of the Denmark Strait and Jan Mayen Island. The weight of the main effort (Schwerpunkt) was to be the employment of U-boats against PQ convoys; however, should an Allied landing occur, the main effort would shift to enemy transports and escorts.
Oil majors including Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and Total are interested in the potential oil and gas resources off Jan Mayen island in the Arctic, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said.
The second earthquake is the Jan Mayen Island earthquake ([M.sub.[omega]] = 6.8) occurred at 13:43:24 on August 30, 2012 (UT) with the epicenter of (71.461[degrees]N, 10.919[degrees]W) and the depth at 9.9 km.