Mon. May 20th, 2019

6.4 Earthquake near Port Alice – No Tsunami Warning

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Monday 20 May 2019 - Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Tuesday: Clearing in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 25. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 9. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 20. Friday night: Clear. Low 10. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.2° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 11.3 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    60 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.2° C
    Heat Index
    16.2° C
    Dewpoint
    8.4° C
    UV
    2.7
    Solar
    388 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (95% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    17.6° C @ 13:28 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 01:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.71 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.6 kPa @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 01:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.6° C @ 13:28 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.4km/h @ 14:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1209W/m2 @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.2 @ 12:28 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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