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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Tofino in Canada



Earthquake location 47.6162S, -128.8901WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 279 km SW of Tofino, Canada (173 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004stp. Id of event: us10004stp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 21:22:52 / January 28, 2016 @ 9:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:22:52 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -128.8901 West, latitude 47.6162 North, depth = 10 km.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 279 km SW of Tofino, Canada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -128.8901° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.6162° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 279km SW 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 2016-01-28 21:22:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 04:28:40 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 2.7 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 222 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 0.361 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004stp Id of event.
Event Code 10004stp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004stp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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