A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km SW of Port Hardy, Canada (103 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -129.1713 West, latitude 49.7045 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 21:04:59 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008lph. Event ids that are associated: at00oltcwf, us20008lph. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port Hardy in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 06:04:59 / February 23, 2017 @ 6:04 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 166 km SW of Port Hardy, Canada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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