A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 58 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (36 miles). Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 21:38:04 / August 12, 2018 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: ak20083618. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pddari, ak20083618. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:38:04 / 12:38 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). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.1919 West, latitude 69.6476 North, depth = 6.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.6 km (4 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 58 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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