Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

4.8M Earthquake near Tofino. NO TSUNAMI EXPECTED

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 20 September 2019 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 12. Saturday: Becoming cloudy in the morning. Rain beginning in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 19. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Rain. Low 14. Sunday: Showers. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 7. Monday: Periods of rain. High 14. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low 11. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 21. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.2° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.86 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    W 2 km/h
    gusting 8 km/h
    Humidity
    59 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.2° C
    Heat Index
    21.2° C
    Dewpoint
    12.9° C
    UV
    4.4
    Solar
    654 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:05:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    06:29
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (63% full)
    Civil Set
    19:54
    Day Length
    13:12:35
    Day High
    21.4° C @ 11:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.7° C @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 12:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 02:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.7° C @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    21.4° C @ 11:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6km/h @ 10:35 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    861W/m2 @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 12:41 Tdy.

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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