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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag has occurred near Mount Carmel in Illinois



Earthquake location 38.4251671S, -87.9195023WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Mount Carmel in Illinois on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.09 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: nm60179177. Id of event: nm60179177. Exact location of earthquake, -87.9195023° West, 38.4251671° North, depth 12.09 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 04:15:29 / September 9, 2017 @ 4:15 am. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:15:29 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Evansville (c. 117 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Henderson (c. 28 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Vincennes (c. 18 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Washington (c. 11 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Olney (c. 9 100 pop). 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 Henderson, Boonville, Washington.

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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 0 and in the last 365 days 0 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. 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: 13 km W of Mount Carmel, Illinois.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -87.9195023° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4251671° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of Mount Carmel, Illinois Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-09 04:15:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-09 04:22:22 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 127 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 nm60179177 Id of event.
Event Code 60179177 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,nm60179177, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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