Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 176km W of Port Hardy, Canada on Monday, 23 December 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 509 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-23 10:49:43 -09:00

- Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 509 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-23 10:49:43 -09:00

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Dec 19:55 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Dec 23 20:03: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Dec 2019 07:49:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2019-12-23 10:49:43 -09:00
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.6169°N / 129.909°W (Canada)
Nearest volcano: Milbanke Sound (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
260 km (162 mi) WNW of Vernon (pop: 48,100)
338 km (210 mi) WNW of Campbell River (Strathcona) (pop: 33,400)
365 km (227 mi) WNW of Courtenay (Comox Valley) (pop: 32,800)
457 km (284 mi) WNW of Nanaimo (pop: 84,900)
509 km (316 mi) WNW of Vancouver (pop: 600,000)
518 km (322 mi) WNW of Ladner (pop: 200,000)
520 km (323 mi) WNW of Burnaby (pop: 202,800)
645 km (401 mi) NW of Seattle (USA) (pop: 684,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.010 km176km W of Port Hardy, CanadaUSGS
M 5.610 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGFZ
M 6.010 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionEMSC
M 5.3 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGeoAu
M 6.09.8 kmCanada [Sea]INGV
M 5.410 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionBMKG
M 5.410 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionBMKG

User reports for this quake (8)

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Southwest Anchorage, AK (1699.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Didn’t feel it.
1728.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Sooke (511.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Cathlamet 98612 / not felt
Vancouver, BC, Canada / not felt
Vancouver Washington / not felt
Port orchard wa (635.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Nanaimo / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 509 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2019-12-23 10:49:43 -09:00

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 509 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-23 10:49:43 -09:00
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