A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 55 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (34 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.4 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:39:37 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7.4 km, -144.2807° West, 69.6848° North. Event id: ak20110107. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pdn3m3, ak20110107. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 04:39:37 / August 18, 2018 @ 4:39 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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