A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 78 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (48 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:00:19 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 3.5 km, -144.8416° West, 69.5659° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.5 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: ak20079126. Event ids that are associated: ak20079126, us1000g79i. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 17:00:19 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and thirty-four, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 78 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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