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Minor earthquake, 3.23 mag has occurred near Coquitlam in Canada

Earthquake location 49.4659996S, -122.4773331WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Coquitlam in Canada. The temblor was picked up at 17:42:53 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly -0.85 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: uw61167142. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: uw61167142. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/07/16 / 2016-07-17 00:42:53 / July 17, 2016 @ 12:42 am. Exact location of event, longitude -122.4773331 West, latitude 49.4659996 North, depth = -0.85 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Vancouver (c. 1 838 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Surrey (c. 395 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Burnaby (c. 202 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ladner (c. 200 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Richmond (c. 182 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whistler, Bellingham, Gibsons (min 5000 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 three 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km NE of Coquitlam, Canada. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.23 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -122.4773331° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.4659996° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -0.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NE of Coquitlam, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-17 00:42:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-17 00:53:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 automatic 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 162 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uw The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uw, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5041 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID uw61167142 Id of event.
Event Code 61167142 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61167142, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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