A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Nelson in Canada on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 14:14:29 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.64 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -116.7767° West, 49.4203° North, depth 14.64 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 21:14:29 / February 15, 2020 @ 9:14 pm. Id of earthquake: us70007r08. Event ids that are associated: mb80381954, us70007r08.
Country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Trail, Cranbrook, Castlegar (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Cranbrook (c. 18 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Nelson (c. 9 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Trail (c. 9 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Castlegar (c. 8 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kimberley (c. 6 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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.
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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: 37 km ESE of Nelson, Canada.
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