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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 215 km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada



Earthquake location 51.2794S, -130.8997WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 215 km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada (134 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:15:15 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000a40e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a40e. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 14:15:15 / July 29, 2017 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -130.8997 West, latitude 51.2794 North, depth = 10 km.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 215 km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -130.8997° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 51.2794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 215km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-29 14:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-18 17:00:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 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 271 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 1.032 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us2000a40e Id of event.
Event Code 2000a40e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a40e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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