A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 km SSW of Shishmaref, Alaska (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -166.4308 West, latitude 65.971 North, depth = 12.1 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.1 km (8 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:28:43 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 01:28:43 / December 18, 2019 @ 1:28 am. Unique identifier: ak019g65xou7. Ids that are associated to the event: ak019g65xou7, us60006sym.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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