Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 183km W of Port Hardy, Canada on Wednesday, 25 December 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 514 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-24 18:36:02 -09:00

- Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - 514 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-24 18:36:02 -09:00

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Dec 03:41 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Dec 25 03:54: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 25 Dec 2019 03:36:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2019-12-24 18:36:02 -09:00
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.5828°N / 129.9987°W (Canada)
Nearest volcano: Milbanke Sound (232 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) W of Mahatta River (Regional District of Mount Waddington)
206 km (128 mi) W of Port McNeill (Mount Waddington) (pop: 2,060)
344 km (213 mi) WNW of Campbell River (Strathcona) (pop: 33,400)
370 km (230 mi) WNW of Courtenay (Comox Valley) (pop: 32,800)
462 km (287 mi) WNW of Nanaimo (pop: 84,900)
514 km (320 mi) WNW of Vancouver (pop: 600,000)
523 km (325 mi) WNW of Ladner (Metro Vancouver Regional District) (pop: 200,000)
540 km (335 mi) WNW of Surrey (Metro Vancouver Regional District) (pop: 395,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 6.310 km183km W of Port Hardy, CanadaUSGS
M 6.310 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionEMSC
M 6.110 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGFZ
M 6.29.8 kmCanada [Sea]INGV
M 6.0 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGeoAu
M 5.810 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionBMKG

User reports for this quake (23)

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Southwest Anchorage, AK (1698.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Casually getting ready for Christmas. Not a single detectable jolt at this house
Kamloops, BC / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I’ve been in several quakes so this didn’t startle me. I felt it and said “just a tremor so nothing to worry about!” Went back to do my business.
Burnaby, BC / not felt
East vancouver / not felt
White Rock, BC / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : No shaking. Heard light “creaking noise” in structure.
341.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt
MARYSVILLE (633.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt a quick jolt like a train going by (reported through our app)
640.2 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Didn't feel it but we are on our toes now!
181.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Minor floor trembling felt through arm chair. (reported through our app)
Cincinnati, Ohio / not felt : Nothing felt in Cincinnati, Ohio. Waiting for the BIG ONE on the New Madrid Fault!
594.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt like my friend and I were in a car driving in our chair at the hotel on the second floor. (reported through our app)
Nanaimo, BC / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping, it shook the bed and woke me up.
Vancouver, BC / not felt
Uk / not felt : Merry Christmas hope.your all safe and well.
Brantford / Light shaking (MMI IV)
1729.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Orofino (1103.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Burnaby bc / not felt
olympia (645.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 8:40 pm the ground shook (reported through our app)
709.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : SCARY how close these are getting to home (reported through our app)
TORONTO / not felt
Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Без тряски и какой либо вибрации, не почувствовал и не ощущал, сейчас нахожусь дома, не сплю, всё тихо и спокойно. Пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Да, геология рулит.))),!!!
Cathlamet 98612 (690.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake 514 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2019-12-24 18:36:02 -09:00

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 23 May 2020 02:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Mar 2020 13:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Jan 2020 20:20 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Dec 2019 20:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 514 km west of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 2019-12-24 18:36:02 -09:00
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