A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 55 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (34 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.8 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:21:26 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: ak20239364. Event ids that are associated: ak20239364. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 20:21:26 / September 1, 2018 @ 8:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -144.2445 West, latitude 69.6818 North, depth = 6.8 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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