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Minor earthquake 2.82 mag, 9 km W of Bardwell, Kentucky

Earthquake location 36.8689995S, -89.1198349WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Bardwell in Kentucky. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.1198349 West, latitude 36.8689995 North, depth = 5.96 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/16 / 2016-11-07 18:35:05 / November 7, 2016 @ 6:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.96 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: nm60164331. Event ids that are associated: nm60164331. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:35:05 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Cape Girardeau (c. 37 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Paducah (c. 25 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Sikeston (c. 16 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Jackson (c. 13 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Martin (c. 11 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dexter, Jackson, Martin.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days 0 and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km W of Bardwell, Kentucky.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.1198349° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.8689995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of Bardwell, Kentucky Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-07 18:35:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-07 18:39:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 122 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 nm60164331 Id of event.
Event Code 60164331 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nm60164331, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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