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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Val-des-Monts in Canada

Earthquake location 45.99S, -75.61WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Val-des-Monts in Canada. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jqj. Unique identifier: us10008jqj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 06:38:31 / April 21, 2017 @ 6:38 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, depth 18 km, -75.61° West, 45.99° North. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:38:31 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Ottawa (c. 812 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Gatineau (c. 242 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Clarence-Rockland (c. 20 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mont-Laurier (c. 13 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bells Corners (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bells Corners, Ottawa, Mont-Laurier. Close country/countries, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km N of Val-des-Monts, Canada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.61° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 45.99° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km N of Val-des-Monts, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-21 06:38:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-22 05:45:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008jqj Id of event.
Event Code 10008jqj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008jqj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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