A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 71 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (44 miles) on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 01:48:16 / August 28, 2018 @ 1:48 am. Id of earthquake: us1000gieu. Event ids that are associated: us1000gieu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.6086 West, latitude 69.5899 North, depth = 10 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:48:16 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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