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Strong earthquake 6.8 mag, 197 km SW of Port Hardy, Canada

Earthquake location 49.3468S, -129.2135WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 197 km SW of Port Hardy, Canada (122 miles). Event id: us1000hfgv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00pgzlfi, pt18295001, us1000hfgv. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port Hardy in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -129.2135° West, latitude 49.3468° North, depth = 10 km. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:16:28 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 06:16:28 / October 22, 2018 @ 6:16 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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: 197 km SW of Port Hardy, Canada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -129.2135° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.3468° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 197km SW of Port Hardy, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-22 06:16:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-22 06:38:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.07 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 716 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 ,at,pt,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 1.47 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hfgv Id of event.
Event Code 1000hfgv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pgzlfi,pt18295001,us1000hfgv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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