A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 61 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (38 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:36:36 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 14:36:36 / August 17, 2018 @ 2:36 pm. Event id: ak20108351. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20108351. Exact location of event, depth 5.2 km, -144.2069° West, 69.6176° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.2 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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