Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Small World Earthquakes

Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Kaktovik in Alaska

Earthquake location 69.6043S, -144.1967WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 62 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (39 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 07:23:09 / August 20, 2018 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:23:09 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.3 km (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.1967 West, latitude 69.6043 North, depth = 0.3 km. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20121285. Unique identifier: ak20121285.

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

How would you describe the shaking?

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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 62 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -144.1967° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 69.6043° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-20 07:23:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-20 07:34:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak20121285 Id of event.
Event Code 20121285 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak20121285, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply