A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (43 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ak20076944. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20076944, at00pdcszz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 15:14:21 / August 12, 2018 @ 3:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -144.6258° West, 69.6101° North, depth 7.7 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:14:21 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.7 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 69 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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