A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 67 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (42 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -144.71 West, latitude 69.66 North, depth = 20 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 18:36:45 / August 12, 2018 @ 6:36 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:36:45 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pdd2d9. Id of event: at00pdd2d9.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 67 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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