A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tiptonville in Tennessee. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 13:59:01 / August 15, 2017 @ 1:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.66 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:59:01 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -89.5370026 West, latitude 36.4001656 North, depth = 7.66 km. Id of earthquake: nm60204746. Event ids that are associated: nm60204746.
The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Dyersburg (c. 17 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sikeston (c. 16 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Blytheville (c. 15 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Martin (c. 11 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kennett (c. 10 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ripley, Blytheville, Martin. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km WNW of Tiptonville, Tennessee. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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