A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Ucluelet in Canada. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 21:35:30 / January 24, 2020 @ 9:35 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.01 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -125.1846 West, latitude 48.5857 North, depth = 26.01 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:35:30 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60007f42. Ids that are associated to the event: uw61568547, us60007f42.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Port Alberni (c. 21 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port Alberni (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 47 km SE of Ucluelet, Canada.
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