A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 52 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (32 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:59:49 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20085893. Unique identifier: ak20085893. Exact location of event, depth 9.9 km, -144.1989° West, 69.7053° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 22:59:49 / August 12, 2018 @ 10:59 pm.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-six, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-six and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 52 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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