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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake strikes near Tofino in Canada

Earthquake location 49.197S, -125.732WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (mg/mb) was reported Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tofino in Canada. The temblor was reported at 06:02:53 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 34 km (21 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 -125.732 West, latitude 49.197 North, depth 34 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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Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded in: 13 km ENE of Tofino, Canada.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -125.732° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.197° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 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 02:02:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-08 02:05:27 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 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 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources at A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.28386763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 at00nhu5ot Id of event.
Event Code 00nhu5ot An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS at00nhu5ot A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Jamie

    Felt it in comox bc

  2. Heather

    Felt it in Campbell River.

  3. Dave

    Felt it in Union Bay..

  4. Helen

    was felt in Madeira Park, BC

  5. Margo

    Felt it. I live in Qualicum Bay, B.C. I could hear creaking, then the house wobbled.

  6. fanny

    Yes I felt it while sitting a dinner table

  7. Barbara

    I felt it in Nanaimo.

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