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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag strikes near Tiptonville in Tennessee



Earthquake location 36.4001656S, -89.5370026WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.5370026° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4001656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of Tiptonville, Tennessee Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-15 13:59:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-15 14:03:58 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 126 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 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.08866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 nm60204746 Id of event.
Event Code 60204746 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nm60204746, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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