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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vancouver Island, Canada Region on Monday, 22 October 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vancouver Island, Canada Region on Monday, 22 October 2018

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Vancouver Island, Canada Region on Monday, 22 October 2018
22 Oct 06:24 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Oct 22 06:26: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.6.
Oct 22 06:28: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.5.
Date & time: Monday, 22 October 2018 06:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.24°N / 129.47°W (Canada)
Nearest volcano: Endeavour Ridge (146 km / 91 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 22 Oct 06:16 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGFZ
Mon, 22 Oct 06:16 UTCM 6.8 / 10 km VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIONEMSC
2018-10-21 21:16:28 -09:00 (22 Oct 06:16:28 UTC)M 6.8 / 10 km- 197km SW of Port Hardy, CanadaUSGS

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2780 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
468.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Cathlamet 98612 (550.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
372 East 49Ave Vancouver b c / not felt
458.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Heard lamp rattling. (reported through our app)
Oak Bay (Canada, 449 km E of epicenter) : I heard a big thump. Went to check if my parents were ok, didn't even think of an earthquake. I guess it must have been part of the earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Port Alberni (Canada, 328 km E of epicenter) : I’m in Port Alberni and felt nothing. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake: Vancouver Island, Canada Region, 22 Oct 2018 06:16

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes):
  • 17 Apr 2019 11:14 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2019 01:31 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 10 Apr 2019 00:11 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 03 Apr 2019 04:17 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 31 Mar 2019 08:06 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 24 Mar 2019 20:08 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    92 km (57 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 18 Mar 2019 09:21 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 11 Dec 2018 14:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 18:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 17:48 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 2018 16:20 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Dec 2018 07:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Nov 2018 21:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 05 Nov 2018 20:25 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Nov 2018 04:22 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Oct 2018 23:07 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Vancouver Island, Canada Region on Monday, 22 October 2018

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