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Earthquake: M 4.8 quake strikes near Tofino in Canada

Earthquake location 49.1709S, -125.6474WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) was reported Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Tofino in Canada. The temblor was reported at 06:02:53 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 24.64 km (15 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-08 02:02:53 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tofino in Canada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -125.6474 West, latitude 49.1709 North, depth 24.64 km.

Close countries, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Campbell River (c. 33 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Courtenay (c. 32 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Port Alberni (c. 21 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Parksville (c. 21 200 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campbell River, Parksville, Courtenay.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.6474° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.1709° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km E of Tofino, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-08 02:02:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-08 02:22:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 71 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.57 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 378 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources atusuw A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.234 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000td14 Id of event.
Event Code c000td14 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS at00nhu5otusc000td14uw60945742 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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