A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 46 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (29 miles) on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 15:42:24 / August 12, 2018 @ 3:42 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:42:24 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20077907. Unique identifier: ak20077907. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -144.197 West, latitude 69.7661 North, depth = 0.2 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.2 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 46 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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