Magnitude 4.3 Light Earthquake Strikes 68km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported 68km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska, near North Slope, AK, USA at a depth of 10 km, according to the United States Geological Survey. An earthquake of this magnitude is considered to be light.

The temblor occurred at Aug 12, 2018 at 04:44:40 UTZ. According to USGS it is possible that this earthquake could trigger a tsunami. Please visit OAA Tsunami Website to check for tsunami warnings. USGS reports that this quake event was manually reviewed.

Map showing center of Earthquake

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

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