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Light earthquake 4.85 mag, 13 km ENE of Tofino, Canada

Earthquake location 49.1936684S, -125.7303314WA light earthquake magnitude 4.85 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tofino in Canada. The temblor was reported at 06:02:56 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-08 02:02:56 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tofino in Canada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -125.7303314 West, latitude 49.1936684 North, depth 5 km.

Close countries, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Campbell River (c. 33 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Courtenay (c. 32 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Port Alberni (c. 21 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.7303314° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.1936684° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ENE 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 02:02:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-08 02:10:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 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 automatic 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 362 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uw The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources atuw A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.281 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID uw60945742 Id of event.
Event Code 60945742 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS at00nhu5otuw60945742 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Connie

    Yes, we felt it in Shelter Bay, just south of Campbell River.

  2. Shawn

    nothing felt here in vancouver…they have to be bigger to be felt this far though

  3. Ashley

    I live in Campbell River, and felt it. Furniture was moving pretty badly around. Heard a rather loud grumble beneath the ground at the time.

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