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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near Tofino in Canada



Earthquake location 47.8462S, -128.9252WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 266 km WSW of Tofino, Canada (165 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -128.9252 West, latitude 47.8462 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us20004wc7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004wc7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 19:03:22 / January 27, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:03:22 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 266 km WSW of Tofino, Canada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -128.9252° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.8462° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 266km WSW 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 2016-01-27 19:03:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 00:23:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 199 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.03 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004wc7 Id of event.
Event Code 20004wc7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wc7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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