A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 71 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (44 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 03:50:15 / August 20, 2018 @ 3:50 am. Unique identifier: ak20119970. Ids that are associated to the event: ak20119970, us1000gdpl. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:50:15 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.7028 West, latitude 69.5569 North, depth = 10.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.3 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-three, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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