Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northwest Passage, Bay of Plenty, 3251 km north of Ottawa, Canada West, on Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 9:50 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Northwest Passage, Bay of Plenty, 3251 km north of Ottawa, Canada West, on Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 9:50 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 18 km depth

23 Nov 03:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
23 Nov 04:03: Now using data updates from NRCAN
23 Nov 14:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 18.0 km (from 6.2 to 11.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 30 km (19 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: 23 Nov 2020 03:50:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 9:50 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 73.1683°N / 95.7071°W (Northwest Passage, Canada)
Nearby towns and cities:
3251 km (2020 mi) NNW of Ottawa (Ontario) (pop: 812,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -21.1°C (-6 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: NRCAN
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.318 km140 Km N From Fort Ross, NU, CanadaNRCAN
M 4.910 kmSOMERSET ISLAND, NUNAVUT, CANADAEMSC
M 5.010 kmNW Territories - Nunavut, CanadaGFZ
M 4.910 kmNW Territories, CanadaGeoAu
M 4.910 kmSomerset Island, Nunavut, CanadaUSGS

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northwest Passage, Bay of Plenty, 3251 km north of Ottawa, Canada West, on Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 9:50 pm (GMT -6)
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