A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 54 km SSW of Kobuk, Alaska (34 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -157.2466° West, latitude 66.4368° North, depth = 5.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.1 km (3 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:08:02 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 13:08:02 / October 18, 2019 @ 1:08 pm. Id of earthquake: ak019ddh6cfc. Event ids that are associated: ak019ddh6cfc.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 54 km SSW of Kobuk, Alaska.
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