A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (41 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -144.1816 West, latitude 69.5724 North, depth = 0.2 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:58:12 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 0.2 km (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 14:58:12 / August 23, 2019 @ 2:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak019asvz31i. Id of event: ak019asvz31i.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 66 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska.
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