A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 63 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (39 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.6574 West, latitude 69.6866 North, depth = 7.5 km. The temblor was reported at 05:39:04 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak20108354. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20108354. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 14:39:04 / August 17, 2018 @ 2:39 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.5 km (5 miles).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, 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 struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 63 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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