A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 83 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (52 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 04:05:12 / September 6, 2018 @ 4:05 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.7 km (4 miles). Id of earthquake: ak20243704. Event ids that are associated: at00pem8oq, ak20243704, us2000h93z. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -145.411 West, latitude 69.7443 North, depth = 6.7 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:05:12 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 83 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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