A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 138 km W of Port Hardy, Canada (86 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qari8u. Id of event: at00qari8u. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 02:14:54 / May 23, 2020 @ 2:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -129.335° West, 50.457° North, depth 12 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:14:54 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Port Hardy in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 138 km W of Port Hardy, Canada.
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