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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Port Hardy in Canada



Earthquake location 50.896S, -129.742WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 165 km W of Port Hardy, Canada (103 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00nwn9kt. Id of event: at00nwn9kt. The temblor was picked up at 14:07:41 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -129.742° West, 50.896° North, depth 12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 23:07:41 / October 22, 2015 @ 11:07 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Port Hardy in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 165 km W of Port Hardy, Canada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -129.742° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.896° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 165km W of Port Hardy, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-22 23:07:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-22 23:20:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 298 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 37 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4750337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172.8 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 at00nwn9kt Id of event.
Event Code 00nwn9kt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00nwn9kt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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