A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 58 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (36 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20084594. Id of event: ak20084594. The temblor was detected at 12:44:18 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 21:44:18 / August 12, 2018 @ 9:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.3256 West, latitude 69.6647 North, depth = 6.6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.6 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 58 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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