Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 163km W of Port Hardy, Canada on Monday, 23 December 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 493 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-23 11:56:23 -09:00

- Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 493 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-23 11:56:23 -09:00

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

23 Dec 21:02 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Dec 2019 08:56:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2019-12-23 11:56:23 -09:00
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.5249°N / 129.7119°W (Canada)
Nearest volcano: Milbanke Sound (241 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
135 km (84 mi) W of Mahatta River (Regional District of Mount Waddington)
186 km (115 mi) W of Port McNeill (Mount Waddington) (pop: 2,060)
323 km (200 mi) W of Campbell River (Strathcona) (pop: 33,400)
349 km (217 mi) WNW of Courtenay (Comox Valley) (pop: 32,800)
441 km (274 mi) WNW of Nanaimo (pop: 84,900)
493 km (306 mi) WNW of Vancouver (pop: 600,000)
502 km (312 mi) WNW of Ladner (Metro Vancouver Regional District) (pop: 200,000)
519 km (322 mi) WNW of Surrey (Metro Vancouver Regional District) (pop: 395,000)
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.010 km163km W of Port Hardy, CanadaUSGS
M 5.810 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGFZ
M 6.010 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionEMSC
M 6.010 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGeoAu
M 6.19.8 kmCanada [Sea]INGV
M 5.410 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionBMKG

User reports for this quake (14)

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Winston Oregon (952.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like the washer was out of kilter while spinning (reported through our app)
Port Hardy / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : there was a second 6.0 and then a 5.8. all in the same day
502.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Southwest Anchorage, AK (1715.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Second M6 Port Hardy earthquake that I didn’t feel today.
San Marcos / not felt
1711.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ottawa Ontario Canada / not felt : The only experience is that I didn't even smell it. Am I still Canadian?
Vancouver / not felt
952.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I heard it, more than felt it, there was a deep boom, and a brief jolt. (reported through our app)
Cathlamet 98612 / not felt
UK / not felt
793 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP Hang on Oregon, here it comes. (reported through our app)
Port Coquitlam (516.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
(Canada, 544 km NE of epicenter) : Stronger then the first couple sharp up and down jolt then rolling for about 15 sec (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake 493 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2019-12-23 11:56:23 -09:00

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 23 May 2020 02:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2020 13:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 2020 20:20 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Dec 2019 20:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Dec 2019 03:36 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 514 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-24 18:36:02 -09:00
  • 23 Dec 2019 23:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2019 20:56 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    0.1 km (0.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 493 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-23 11:56:23 -09:00
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