Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.1
  • 6 Apr 2013 04:42:36 UTC
  • 6 Apr 2013 13:42:37 near epicenter
  • 5 Apr 2013 20:42:36 standard time in your timezone
Location 3.532S 138.455E
Depth 75 km
  • 237 km (146 mi) E of Enarotali, Indonesia
  • 256 km (158 mi) WSW of Abepura, Indonesia
  • 272 km (168 mi) WSW of Jayapura, Indonesia
  • 330 km (204 mi) E of Nabire, Indonesia
  • 1165 km (722 mi) WNW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 9.2 km
Parameters Nph = 121; Dmin = 693.1 km; Rmss = 0.63 seconds; Gp = 15°
Version = 9
Event ID us b000g13s

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Special air quality statement for British Columbia – Bulkley Valley and The Lakes


WOCN20 CWVR 280417
Special air quality statement for British Columbia
Updated jointly by Environment Canada and Metro Vancouver and the 
B.C. Ministry of Environment
At 9:17 PM PDT Wednesday 27 March 2013.
Special air quality statement for:
      Bulkley Valley and The Lakes - southeast including Burns Lake.

Road dust advisory in effect for Houston and Burns Lake.

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Northern Health
Authority has issued a road dust advisory for Houston and Burns Lake 
because of high concentrations of dust that are expected to persist 
until further notice.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone 
strenuous exercise and consider staying indoors until the advisory is 

If you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat 
irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing or 
wheezing, follow the advice of your health care provider, 
particularly if you are elderly, have asthma, hay fever, breathing or 
lung conditions or if you react strongly to dust.