A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km N of Powell River, Canada (71 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 06:40:39 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 17.13 km, -124.3° West, 50.8709° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 14:40:39 / February 18, 2017 @ 2:40 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Powell River in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008knu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00olkrfu, us20008knu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.13 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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 quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 114 km N of Powell River, Canada.
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