A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 72 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (45 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.7 km (5 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). Exact location, longitude -144.7535° West, latitude 69.565° North, depth = 8.7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 18:36:44 / August 12, 2018 @ 6:36 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:36:44 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak20080290. Ids that are associated to the event: at00pdd2d9, ak20080290, us1000g7b4.
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 thirty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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