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Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Kaktovik, North Slope, Alaska, USA / VolcanoDiscovery

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Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 03:37


3.1 quake 14 Mar 7:17 pm (GMT -8)

Just 16 minutes ago, a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Kaktovik, North Slope, Alaska, USA. The tremor was recorded early evening on Sunday 14 March 2021 at 7:17 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Kaktovik (pop. 240, 43 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 14 Mar 2021 7:17 pm (GMT -8) local time (15 Mar 2021 03:17 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 69.65°N / 144.8°W (Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS

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