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M 7.7 Earthquake and Tsunami (1.6 m) in Canada from 28 Oct 2012 03:04 UTC to 03:04
Tsunami calculation for earthquake Earthquake in Canada

The JRC has developed a global tsunami wave height calculation model, which is run after each earthquake issued by seismological institutes around the world.

This report is for earthquake episode 120508 of event 120503 issued at 28 Oct 2012 03:04 (GDACS Event ID 120503, Latest episode ID: 120508, inserted at 28 Oct 2012 03:31 UTC ).


Current impact estimate:

  • The maximum Tsunami wave height is  1.6m in Pacofi, Canada. This height is estimated for 28-Oct-2012 07:32:00.
  • Earthquake Magnitude: 7.7M
  • Depth: 17.5 Km
  • Event Date: 28 Oct 2012 03:04 UTC
  • Exposed Population: About 2125 people within 100km
A pre-calculated grid scenario is also available here
Population density map


Tsunami maximum wave height
Tsunami maximum wave height (Source: JRC)

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Affected locations

Date Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
28-Oct-2012 07:32:00 Pacofi Canada  1.6m
28-Oct-2012 07:28:00 Lockeport Canada  1.4m
28-Oct-2012 05:24:00 Shushartie Canada  0.4m
28-Oct-2012 04:10:00 Skidegate Canada  0.3m
28-Oct-2012 04:12:00 Alliford_Bay Canada  0.3m
28-Oct-2012 03:50:00 Rose_Harbour Canada  0.3m
28-Oct-2012 03:06:00 Tasu Canada  0.3m
28-Oct-2012 04:14:00 Sandspit Canada  0.3m
28-Oct-2012 07:34:00 Kincolith Canada  0.3m
28-Oct-2012 07:34:00 Arrandale Canada  0.3m
28-Oct-2012 07:34:00 Tlell Canada  0.2m
28-Oct-2012 05:20:00 Waterfall United States  0.2m
28-Oct-2012 06:22:00 Refuge_Bay Canada  0.2m
28-Oct-2012 07:28:00 Nass_Harbour Canada  0.2m
Locations affected by Tsunami wave (15 of 165)

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Initial conditions (+)

More information

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Official tsunami bulletins by regional warning centers can be found at the International Tsunami Information Center.