A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 72 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (45 miles) on Sunday. 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 18:36:44 / August 12, 2018 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:36:44 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.7002 West, latitude 69.5946 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pdd2d9, us1000g7b4. Unique identifier: us1000g7b4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 72 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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