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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Port Hardy in Canada

Earthquake location 50.502S, -129.959WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 181 km W of Port Hardy, Canada (112 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 19:13:26 / December 23, 2019 @ 7:13 pm. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -129.959° West, 50.502° North. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port Hardy in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:13:26 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: at00q2zc2e. Unique identifier: at00q2zc2e.

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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 181 km W of Port Hardy, Canada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -129.959° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 50.502° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 181km 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 19:13:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-23 19:19:10 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 482 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.042769 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143.99998848 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00q2zc2e Id of event.
Event Code 00q2zc2e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q2zc2e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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