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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Port Hardy in Canada

Earthquake location 50.702S, -129.424WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 141 km W of Port Hardy, Canada (88 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00q2zoc9. Id of event: at00q2zoc9. Global time and date of event 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 23:38:33 / December 23, 2019 @ 11:38 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Port Hardy in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:38:33 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -129.424° West, latitude 50.702° North, depth = 16 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 eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 141 km W of Port Hardy, Canada. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -129.424° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 141km W 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 2019-12-23 23:38:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-23 23:44:06 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 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 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.694223 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165.599986752 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00q2zoc9 Id of event.
Event Code 00q2zoc9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q2zoc9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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