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Minor earthquake, 2.96 mag has occurred near Ridgely in Tennessee



Earthquake location 36.2946663S, -89.4175034WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ridgely in Tennessee on Thursday. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:17:02 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.67 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nm60117467. Id of event: nm60117467. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.4175034 West, latitude 36.2946663 North, depth = 10.67 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 11:17:02 / May 19, 2016 @ 11:17 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dexter, Milan, Charleston. Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Dyersburg (c. 17 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sikeston (c. 16 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Blytheville (c. 15 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Martin (c. 11 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kennett (c. 10 900 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km ENE of Ridgely, Tennessee.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.4175034° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2946663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ENE of Ridgely, Tennessee Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-19 11:17:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-19 11:22:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0 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 135 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 31 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1077 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 nm60117467 Id of event.
Event Code 60117467 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nm60117467, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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