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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 5 Km N of Victoria, Canada on Monday, 14 September 2020

Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake  - 5 Km N of Victoria, Canada on Monday, 14 September 2020
14 Sep 00:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
14 Sep 00:16: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 37.3 to 28.9 km (from 23 to 18 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: Monday, 14 September 2020 00:05 UTC
Magnitude: 2.4
Depth: 28.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 48.48167°N / 123.3555°W (Canada)
Nearest volcano: Mount Baker (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NW of Oak Bay (pop: 18,000)
6 km (3 mi) N of Victoria (pop: 289,600)
8 km (5 mi) NE of Six Mile (pop: 1000)
80 km (49 mi) SW of Surrey (pop: 395,000)
87 km (54 mi) S of Vancouver (pop: 600,000)
124 km (77 mi) NW of Seattle (pop: 684,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 14 Sep 00:05 UTCM 2.4 / 28.9 km5 Km N of Victoria, CanadaUSGS
Mon, 14 Sep 00:05 UTCM 2.4 / 29 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionEMSC

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2.8 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Lying on the couch. Felt significant shaking for a few seconds. Was late so didn't notice if things were shaking in the house.
Tsawwassen / not felt / single vertical bump / very short : Felt like something hit the house. It wasn’t shaking, just a big bang. Startled the dog even. Went looking outside and in the basement but nothing. Then thought to check here. I think we felt it.
East Sooke / not felt / 2-5 s : Heard it. Sounded like train or large truck.

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Minor mag. 2.4 earthquake - 5 Km N of Victoria, Canada on Monday, 14 September 2020
 

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