A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 68 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (42 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 22:00:19 / August 12, 2018 @ 10:00 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: at00pddbsj. Event ids that are associated: at00pddbsj. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:00:19 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -144.585° West, latitude 69.613° North, depth = 20 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 fifty-five, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 68 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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