A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 70 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (43 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 12:25:48 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -144.1858 West, latitude 69.5262 North, depth = 14.3 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: ak20083559. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20083559. Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 21:25:48 / August 12, 2018 @ 9:25 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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.
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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: 70 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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