June 5, 2020

4.8M Earthquake near Tofino. NO TSUNAMI EXPECTED

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 05:13 AM PDT Friday 05 June 2020 - Friday: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers changing to 70 percent chance of showers near midnight. Low 9. Saturday: Mainly cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy periods with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Sunday: Sunny. High 21. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 16. Monday night: Rain. Low 9. Tuesday: Rain. High 17. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Wednesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20.

Did you feel it?  I am in Nanaimo and did not, but hearing from lots of people who did feel it.  USGS report here.

4.8M quake on Wednesday January 7
4.8M quake on Wednesday January 7

 

The NWS tweeted almost immediately:

I am about to go to class at VIU but if you felt it and would like to share your story, please leave it here in the comments!  Sounds like tons of people felt it!

To put in an official report of feeling the shaking, which can be very useful for scientists, follow the link in this tweet.

 

2 thoughts on “4.8M Earthquake near Tofino. NO TSUNAMI EXPECTED

  1. My Lazy Boy chair shook slightly, our antique piano clanged, and there were a couple of other small noises. My wife standing directly in front of where I was sitting heard the noises, but felt nothing through the floor.

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