(Major) Earthquakes list October 28, 2012 – Massive quake in Canada

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Tsunami warning in effect for British Columbia and Alaska
A massive earthquake occurred below the Queen Charlotte island

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE COASTAL AREAS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE NORTH
   TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA TO CAPE DECISION ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/...

...THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA FROM
   THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND BRITISH COLUMBIA...

...THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM CAPE DECISION ALASKA/LOCATED 85 MILES SE OF SITKA/ TO ATTU ALASKA...

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 23:34 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Smithers B.C. - hanging lights were swinging, parked vehicals were rocking,I felt nauseous almost sea sick.
  • GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 23:34 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 23:34 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 23:26 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 23:26 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 23:26 4.9 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 22:41 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 22:41 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 22:41 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 21:38 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 21:38 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 21:38 4.6 24 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 21:29 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 21:29 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 20:02 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 20:02 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 19:16 5.1 47 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 19:16 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 19:16 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Vanderhoof - Lasted approximately 15 seconds
  • USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 19:16 5.2 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 19:09 5.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 19:09 5.5 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 19:09 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Oct 28 19:09 4.9 238 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Oct 28 19:09 4.9 242 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Oct 28 19:09 4.8 245 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 19:03 5.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 19:03 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 19:03 5.4 32 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 18:54 6.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 18:54 6.4 19 MAP I Felt It
  • Vanderhoof - Keep getting the feeling of vertigo. Actually got the swaying sensation
  • GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 18:54 6.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 18:54 6.3 8 MAP I Felt It
  • UNITED STATES - I'm in Tlell, on the east coast of Haida Gwaii. It has been shaking almost constantly for about the last one half hour.
  • USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 16:17 5.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 15:59 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 15:59 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 15:59 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 13:09 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 13:09 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 13:09 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 28 12:11 4.8 213 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 28 12:11 4.8 208 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Oct 28 12:11 5.0 204 MAP I Felt It
  • Kabul - Light shaking for about 5-10 seconds in Kabul.
  • USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 11:53 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 11:53 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 11:53 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 11:27 4.8 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 11:27 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 11:27 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Myanmar Oct 28 11:03 4.7 100 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Myanmar Oct 28 11:03 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 10:46 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 10:45 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 10:45 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 10:23 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 10:23 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 10:04 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 09:45 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 09:45 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 09:36 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 09:17 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 09:17 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 09:17 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 07:25 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 07:25 4.9 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 07:25 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 07:16 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 07:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 07:16 4.9 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 07:12 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 07:12 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 07:02 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hecate Strait Region, Canada Oct 28 06:16 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 06:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 06:16 5.0 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Philippine Islands Region Oct 28 06:15 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Philippine Islands Region Oct 28 06:15 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Philippine Islands Region Oct 28 06:15 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 05:51 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 05:02 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 05:02 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Oct 28 05:00 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Oct 28 05:00 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 04:41 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 04:41 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 04:41 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 04:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 04:33 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 04:26 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 04:25 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 04:25 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 04:25 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 03:52 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 03:52 4.8 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 03:52 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Queen Charlotte Islands Region Oct 28 03:14 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada Region Oct 28 03:14 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Andaman Islands, India Region Oct 28 03:08 5.1 64 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Andaman Islands, India Region Oct 28 03:08 5.1 62 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Andaman Islands, India Region Oct 28 03:08 5.1 60 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy :  USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

    Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

    Tonga Oct 27 20:56 PM M 4.7 Depth 355.6 km

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. S says:

      I thought I was going crazy from the sensation of swaying until my daughter said she was experiencing the same thing!

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