A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (45 miles) on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 15:14:23 / August 12, 2018 @ 3:14 pm. The temblor was reported at 06:14:23 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Event id: at00pdcszz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pdcszz. Exact location of earthquake, -144.786° West, 69.607° North, depth 20 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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