A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 74 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (46 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: at00pddbsj, ak20084651. Unique identifier: ak20084651. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 22:00:17 / August 12, 2018 @ 10:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.9 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.605 West, latitude 69.5545 North, depth = 1.9 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:00:17 / 1:00 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).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 74 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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