A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 80 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (50 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.1 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -144.7564° West, 69.5272° North, depth 0.1 km. Event id: ak20106449. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20106449. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:38:53 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 14:38:53 / August 16, 2018 @ 2:38 pm.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 80 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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