Alaska Continues To Experience Seismic Unrest, This Time A Magnitude 5 Near Kaktovik

Earthquake location 69.6199S, -144.9989W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 77 km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska (48 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaktovik in Alaska (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -144.9989 West, latitude 69.6199 North, depth = 3.4 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:41:19 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/19 / 2019-01-14 00:41:19 / January 14, 2019 @ 12:41 am. Unique identifier: ak019n5rosi. Ids that are associated to the event: at00plapww, ak019n5rosi. The epicenter was at a depth of 3.4 km (2 miles).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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