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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 29km WSW of Grande Cache, Canada, on 2020-05-16 06:37:52 -07:00

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - 29km WSW of Grande Cache, Canada, on 2020-05-16 06:37:52 -07:00
16 May 13:46 UTC: First to report: USGS after 8 minutes.
Date & time: 2020-05-16 01:37:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-16 06:37:52 -07:00
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 9.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 53.8282°N / 119.575°W (Canada)
Nearest volcano: Wells Gray-Clearwater (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SW of Grande Cache (pop: 4,000)
140 km (87 mi) NW of Hinton (pop: 9,900)
145 km (90 mi) NW of Jasper (pop: 3,900)
145 km (90 mi) NW of Jasper Park Lodge (pop: 3,900)
150 km (93 mi) S of Wembley (pop: 1,600)
157 km (98 mi) SW of Grande Prairie (pop: 41,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-05-16 13:37:52 UTC
2020-05-16 06:37:52 -07:00
M 5.9 / 9.1 km29km WSW of Grande Cache, CanadaUSGS

User reports for this quake (16)

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BC / not felt : Does anyone know why this 5.9 quake is not recorded by USGS? I will attach a screenshot.
Screenshot... .jpg (public domain)
Grande Cache (30.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shook me out of bed this morning and knocked books off my shelf. No damage visible to my home but it was definitely strong
Grande Cache (115.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was outside cleaning up my yard and the branches on the trees started shaking. My wife was inside and said she felt it strongly. This is the only site that says the earthquake exists so I’m very confused
Sandy, People's Republic of Utah (1586.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Yes. Felt. (reported through our app)
658.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
98664 (937 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Felt nothing. (reported through our app)
Jasper (100.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
966 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Fort McMurray / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Definitely some movement here. It woke up my son and he came running to wake me because he had no clue what was happening. It was around when it happened but there is no reports of the earthquake existing so it might just be kids messing around
Edmonton / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I am in Edmonton Alberta and felt some light shaking. I am near train tracks so I assumed it was a train going by
grand cache / not felt
Grande Cache / not felt
Hinton, Alberta 142 km south east of Gc / not felt : Not felt at all. 142 km southeast of Grande Cache
Edmonton, AB / not felt
Calgary / not felt
South of grande prarie / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Knocked my cabin off it’s foundation

Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake 29km WSW of Grande Cache, Canada, 2020-05-16 06:37:52 -07:00

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 29km WSW of Grande Cache, Canada, on 2020-05-16 06:37:52 -07:00

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