A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 257 km WSW of Tofino, Canada (160 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 21:44:32 / January 27, 2016 @ 9:44 pm. Id of earthquake: us20004wby. Event ids that are associated: us20004wby. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -128.8234° West, 47.8835° North. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:44:32 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 257 km WSW of Tofino, Canada.
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