Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits northern Alaska, 60th earthquake since 02:14 UTC

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits northern Alaska, 60th earthquake since 02:14 UTC

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit northern Alaska at 21:15 UTC (13:15 UTC) on August 12, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 0.1 km (0.06 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 52.6 km (32.7 miles) SSW of Elupak (population 0) and 560.6 km (miles) NNE of College (population 12 964), Alaska.

There are about 200 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

This is the second M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M6.4 (USGS) at 14:58 UTC (06:58 local time) and 60th earthquake to hit this area since 02:14 UTC. 

Between 02:14 and 21:31 UTC today, the USGS registered a total of 61 earthquakes in this region. 

Data source: USGS

  • 5.4

    43km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 21:31:05 (UTC)

  • 6.4

    65km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 21:15:00 (UTC)

  • 3.0

    65km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 21:05:03 (UTC)

  • 2.6

    68km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 21:03:08 (UTC)

  • 3.4

    60km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 21:00:44 (UTC)

  • 4.4

    57km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:56:45 (UTC)

  • 3.9

    59km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:55:40 (UTC)

  • 2.8

    67km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:53:49 (UTC)

  • 3.3

    78km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:51:01 (UTC)

  • 2.9

    77km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:49:05 (UTC)

  • 2.1

    48km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:44:06 (UTC)

  • 2.3

    66km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:38:13 (UTC)

  • 2.9

    83km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:21:35 (UTC)

  • 2.7

    63km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:20:34 (UTC)

  • 2.8

    44km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:16:32 (UTC)

  • 2.6

    54km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:14:12 (UTC)

  • 2.5

    60km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:12:37 (UTC)

  • 2.9

    79km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:10:59 (UTC)

  • 3.3

    60km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:05:06 (UTC)

  • 2.3

    76km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:02:58 (UTC)

  • 2.5

    60km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 20:00:03 (UTC)

  • 2.7

    58km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:58:55 (UTC)

  • 2.8

    79km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:49:44 (UTC)

  • 2.7

    82km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:46:51 (UTC)

  • 3.2

    74km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:44:15 (UTC)

  • 4.3

    72km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:38:28 (UTC)

  • 3.9

    70km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:38:15 (UTC)

  • 2.9

    91km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:33:52 (UTC)

  • 2.1

    64km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:31:12 (UTC)

  • 2.8

    52km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:29:15 (UTC)

  • 2.5

    68km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:22:04 (UTC)

  • 2.9

    66km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:20:06 (UTC)

  • 2.5

    73km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:03:23 (UTC)

  • 2.7

    55km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 19:01:44 (UTC)

  • 3.3

    87km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 18:54:04 (UTC)

  • 3.0

    66km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 18:52:49 (UTC)

  • 5.0

    72km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 18:36:44 (UTC)

  • 3.9

    66km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 17:54:25 (UTC)

  • 4.1

    69km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 17:30:46 (UTC)

  • 4.0

    82km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:53:12 (UTC)

  • 4.2

    68km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:44:40 (UTC)

  • 3.7

    78km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:39:29 (UTC)

  • 3.7

    79km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:22:06 (UTC)

  • 3.0

    62km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:19:55 (UTC)

  • 3.7

    53km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:15:52 (UTC)

  • 3.8

    71km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:11:32 (UTC)

  • 5.4

    78km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:02:09 (UTC)

  • 3.1

    66km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 16:00:23 (UTC)

  • 3.7

    52km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:55:47 (UTC)

  • 4.2

    46km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:42:24 (UTC)

  • 4.1

    80km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:42:06 (UTC)

  • 3.8

    61km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:39:33 (UTC)

  • 4.3

    74km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:34:50 (UTC)

  • 3.7

    56km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:33:38 (UTC)

  • 3.4

    77km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:28:56 (UTC)

  • 3.4

    46km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:27:45 (UTC)

  • 4.7

    77km SSW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:18:38 (UTC)

  • 4.9

    72km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 15:14:21 (UTC)

  • 6.4

    84km SW of Kaktovik, Alaska

    2018-08-12 14:58:54 (UTC)

  • 1.6

    87km WNW of Arctic Village, Alaska

    2018-08-12 06:19:47 (UTC)

  • 1.7

    115km WNW of Arctic Village, Alaska

    2018-08-12 05:09:43 (UTC)

  • 3.3

    89km NW of Arctic Village, Alaska

    2018-08-12 05:04:16 (UTC)

  • 3.0

    102km NW of Arctic Village, Alaska

    2018-08-12 05:04:05 (UTC)

  • 2.4

    100km NW of Arctic Village, Alaska

    2018-08-12 02:14:56 (UTC)


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Featured image credit: USGS

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