A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (40 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.2 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -144.3422° West, latitude 69.5987° North, depth = 5.2 km. Id of earthquake: ak20106091. Event ids that are associated: ak20106091. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 06:55:55 / August 16, 2018 @ 6:55 am. The temblor was detected at 21:55:55 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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