Light Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Hits 73km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck 73km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska, near North Slope, AK, USA at a depth of 3.5 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An earthquake of this magnitude is considered to be light.

The reported time was Aug 12, 2018 at 10:00:18 UTZ. According to USGS it is possible that this earthquake could trigger a tsunami. Please visit OAA Tsunami Website to check for tsunami warnings. This event report was generated automatically by the USGS.

Map showing center of Earthquake

For updates on this quake, please visit the USGS Event Page.

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