A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (41 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.4 km (5 miles). The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:44 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.2138 West, latitude 69.5673 North, depth = 7.4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 18:23:44 / August 21, 2018 @ 6:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20134753. Unique identifier: ak20134753.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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