Magnitude 5.4 Moderate Earthquake Hits 53km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck 53km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska, near North Slope, AK, USA at a depth of 21.8 km, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. An earthquake of this magnitude is considered to be moderate.

It struck at Aug 12, 2018 at 09:31:07 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

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

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