A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 114 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (71 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:30:42 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -144.6967° West, 69.2564° North, depth 0 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rm6, ak12863703. Id of event: ak12863703. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 02:30:42 / February 22, 2016 @ 2:30 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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