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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Tofino in Canada

Earthquake location 48.624S, -129.0635WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 238 km WSW of Tofino, Canada (148 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/07/24 / 2024-07-05 16:34:04 / July 5, 2024 @ 4:34 pm. Unique identifier: us7000mxaz. Ids that are associated to the event: at00sg5soy, us7000mxaz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -129.0635 West, latitude 48.624 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tofino in Canada (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:34:04 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 238 km WSW of Tofino, Canada.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -129.0635° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 48.624° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 238 km WSW of Tofino, Canada Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-07-05 16:34:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-05 16:53:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.701 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000mxaz Id of event.
Event Code 7000mxaz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00sg5soy,us7000mxaz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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