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Orange Earthquake alert in Canada on 28/10/2012 03:04 UTC
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 28/10/2012 03:04 (GDACS Event ID 120503, Latest episode ID: 120508).

Summary

Current impact estimate:

  • The maximum Tsunami wave height is  1.7m in Pacofi, Canada. This height is estimated for 28 Oct 2012 04:52:00.
  • Orange alert in Canada on 28/10/2012 03:04:10 UTC
  • About 2000 people within 100km
  • Magnitude 7.7M, Depth:17.5km
A pre-calculated grid scenario is also available here
Population density map

Tsunami

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 04:52:00 Pacofi Canada  1.7m
28 Oct 2012 03:06:00 Lockeport Canada  1.5m
28 Oct 2012 03:06:00 Tasu Canada  0.3m
28 Oct 2012 03:16:00 Rose Harbour Canada  0.3m
28 Oct 2012 03:10:00 Alliford Bay Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 03:14:00 Skidegate Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 03:28:00 Sandspit Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 04:22:00 Waterfall United States  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 04:50:00 Refuge Bay Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 04:54:00 Margaret Bay Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 05:10:00 Tlell Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 06:06:00 Kincolith Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 06:10:00 Arrandale Canada  0.2m
28 Oct 2012 06:58:00 Nass Harbour Canada  0.2m
Locations affected by Tsunami wave (15 of 155)

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Initial conditions (+)

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