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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Port Hardy in Canada

Earthquake location 49.518S, -127.638WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km S of Port Hardy, Canada (82 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Port Hardy in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -127.638 West, latitude 49.518 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00qa3mks. Unique identifier: at00qa3mks. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:46:04 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 04:46:04 / May 10, 2020 @ 4:46 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 132 km S of Port Hardy, Canada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -127.638° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 49.518° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132km S 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 2020-05-10 04:46:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-10 04:55:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 312 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 38 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.684166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158.399987328 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qa3mks Id of event.
Event Code 00qa3mks An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qa3mks, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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