A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 61 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (38 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 23:30:07 / August 12, 2018 @ 11:30 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pddfy7. Unique identifier: at00pddfy7. The temblor was picked up at 14:30:07 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -144.088° West, 69.608° North, depth 20 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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