A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 71 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (44 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 02:13:23 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak20237017. Ids that are associated to the event: at00pe64ib, ak20237017. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 11:13:23 / August 28, 2018 @ 11:13 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -144.8757° West, latitude 69.655° North, depth = 15.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.2 km (9 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 71 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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