A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 85 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (53 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 15:16:34 / August 18, 2018 @ 3:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35.1 km, -144.4104° West, 69.4151° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.1 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: ak20110966. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20110966. The temblor was detected at 06:16:34 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 85 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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