A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.51 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Nelson in Canada on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 14:14:30 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -116.7376667° West, 49.4705° North, depth 11.75 km. Unique identifier: mb80381954. Ids that are associated to the event: mb80381954. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.75 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 21:14:30 / February 15, 2020 @ 9:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Cranbrook (c. 18 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Nelson (c. 9 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Trail (c. 9 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Castlegar (c. 8 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kimberley (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trail, Castlegar, Cranbrook.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 39 km E of Nelson, Canada.
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