A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (41 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:19:44 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 0 km, -144.2092° West, 69.5667° North. Global time and date of event 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 02:19:44 / August 15, 2018 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20103821. Id of event: ak20103821. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and nineteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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