A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 68 km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -144.1909° West, 69.5536° North, depth 3.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 09:42:18 / March 24, 2020 @ 9:42 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:42:18 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: ak0203v2r3m8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak0203v2r3m8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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