A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Fox Creek in Canada on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.4 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:27:22 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 18:27:22 / January 12, 2016 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dsw. Unique identifier: us10004dsw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -116.7815° West, 54.5626° North, depth 16.4 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Whitecourt (c. 8 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whitecourt.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km N of Fox Creek, Canada.
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