Magnitude 4.9 Light Earthquake Hits 76km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was reported 76km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska, near North Slope, AK, USA at a depth of 5.4 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An earthquake of this magnitude is considered to be light.

It struck at Aug 12, 2018 at 03:18:39 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 of Earthquake

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