A 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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