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Minor earthquake, 2.98 mag was detected near Fernie in Canada



Earthquake location 49.6366667S, -114.909WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Fernie in Canada on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 23:39:35 / February 3, 2016 @ 11:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -114.909° West, 49.6366667° North, depth -2 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:39:35 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -2 km (-1 miles). Id of earthquake: mb80123164. Event ids that are associated: mb80123164.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimberley, Cranbrook, Fernie (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Cranbrook (c. 18 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kimberley (c. 6 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Fernie (c. 5 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 19 km NE of Fernie, Canada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.98 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -114.909° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.6366667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NE of Fernie, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-03 23:39:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 15:03:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 0 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 137 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network mb The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,mb, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.872 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 263 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type quarry blast Type of seismic event.
Event ID mb80123164 Id of event.
Event Code 80123164 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,mb80123164, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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