Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

6.4 Earthquake near Port Alice – No Tsunami Warning

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.6° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.71 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.6° C
    Heat Index
    4.6° C
    Dewpoint
    4.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    65 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (84% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    93W/m2 @ 09:28 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

There has been a signficant 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake off the coast of the Island near Port Alice/Kyuquot.

No Tsunami watches or warnings have been issued.

Local Media are advising people to stay away from the shore of the ocean… Inlets, beaches, etc. (not lakes of course) just as an added precaution.

Update
The Earthquake has been downgraded from 6.7 to 6.4 Magnitude. Still significant for our area.

The AVTimes has a report of folks in Tofino who headed for high ground as the shaking was taking place. Good job!

7 thoughts on “6.4 Earthquake near Port Alice – No Tsunami Warning

  1. I was on Mt Ozzard inside the Coast Guard’s Radar building at the time.  I can’t say it was intense shaking, but the floor sure looked interesting doing a ripple thing.

    1. Very cool Nick!

      Hey… I may have asked you this before Nick.  

      Is there any possibility at all that that radar can be used for weather spotting?

      I realize it’s not a doppler or anything and is on a different frequency, but it annoys me that there is such poor coverage on the Island and the West Coast in general.
      And/or could there be a 2nd radar added to the installation for weather.The radar near Duncan is nearly useless because of where it is installed and the terrain around it.  It provides very little benefit over the Vancouver radar.Wouldn’t it be nice if they moved that radar out your way?  It would provide excellent coverage of anything coming at the entire West Coast.  I bet even the Americans would use it.What do you think?

  2. Chris, if I am not mistaken, the radar is either S-band or X-band, and is used for vessel tracking, so I assume its using metal reflection.  Having a Doppler up there for weather purposes would be neat.

  3. Chris/Nick, the radar on Mt Ozzard is X-band, and is used exclusively for vessel tracking. Now, having said that, for reasons I’m not aware of it seems to do a better job of tracking weather cells in the winter than it does the deep-sea ships. So we can usually tell when that next cell is gonna hit us.

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