A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 70 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (43 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 20:32:07 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak20238547. Event ids that are associated: ak20238547. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -144.3541° West, latitude 69.5553° North, depth = 0 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 05:32:07 / August 31, 2018 @ 5:32 am.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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