A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 80 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (50 miles) on Sunday. Unique identifier: ak20076974. Ids that are associated to the event: at00pdct74, ak20076974. Exact location of event, depth 0 km, -144.7731° West, 69.5334° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 15:18:38 / August 12, 2018 @ 3:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:18:38 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 80 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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