Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Oak Bay in Canada

Earthquake location 48.489666666667S, -123.23516666667WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Oak Bay in Canada on Friday. Id of earthquake: uw61691992. Event ids that are associated: uw61691992. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.41 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -123.23516666667° West, 48.489666666667° North, depth 21.41 km. Global time and date of event 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 16:44:58 / November 20, 2020 @ 4:44 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:44:58 / 4:44 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Surrey (c. 395 000 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Victoria (c. 289 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ladner (c. 200 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Richmond (c. 182 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Delta (c. 101 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Canada (c. 33 679 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Delta, Lynden, Richmond (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Did you feel it?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NE of Oak Bay, Canada.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -123.23516666667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.489666666667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km NE of Oak Bay, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-20 16:44:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-20 17:04:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 23 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.2 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 0 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 144 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network uw The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,uw, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.09724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 uw61691992 Id of event.
Event Code 61691992 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,uw61691992, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply