A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 61 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (38 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: ak20226420. Unique identifier: ak20226420. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:48:16 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 21:48:16 / August 26, 2018 @ 9:48 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 0.3 km (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -144.2502 West, latitude 69.6201 North, depth = 0.3 km.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days four hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 61 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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