A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 61 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (38 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 0.2 km (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.2091 West, latitude 69.6143 North, depth = 0.2 km. The temblor was detected at 04:27:08 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 13:27:08 / August 17, 2018 @ 1:27 pm. Unique identifier: ak20108236. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20108236.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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