A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (41 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -144.2355 West, latitude 69.6998 North, depth = 21.8 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:31:07 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). 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 21:31:07 / August 12, 2018 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.8 km (14 miles). Id of earthquake: ak20083586. Event ids that are associated: at00pddaft, ak20083586, us1000g7el.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days fifty-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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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