A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 65 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (40 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:17:46 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 12:17:46 / December 16, 2019 @ 12:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: at00q2lu5m. Unique identifier: at00q2lu5m. 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, -144.857° West, 69.726° North, depth 20 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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