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Minor earthquake: M2.6 quake strikes near Mound City in Illinois



Earthquake location 37.0802S, -89.199WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.6 (mg/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mound City in Illinois. The temblor was reported at 06:27:34 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-20 12:27:34 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -89.199 West, latitude 37.0802 North, depth 7 km.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Cape Girardeau (c. 37 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Carbondale (c. 25 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Paducah (c. 25 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sikeston (c. 16 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jackson (c. 13 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dexter, Union City, Carbondale.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.199° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.0802° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km W of Mound City, Illinois Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-20 12:27:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-20 16:24:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 104 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network nm The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources nm A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2605114 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100.799991936 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID nm60086071 Id of event.
Event Code 60086071 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS nm60086071 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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