A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 57 km SSW of Kobuk, Alaska (35 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 21:28:43 / October 18, 2019 @ 9:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -157.2875 West, latitude 66.4142 North, depth = 15.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.1 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: ak019ddm26qz. Ids that are associated to the event: ak019ddm26qz. The temblor was detected at 12:28:43 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 57 km SSW of Kobuk, Alaska.
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