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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 9 km N of Fairfield, Illinois

Earthquake location 38.4644S, -88.3527WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (mg/mb) was reported Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Fairfield in Illinois. The temblor was reported at 19:41:13 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time of event 30/05/15 / 2015-05-30 00:41:13 / May 30, 2015 @ 12:41 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -88.3527 West, latitude 38.4644 North, depth 5 km, unique identifier, us20002kg7. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us20002kg7,.

Close countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Vincennes (c. 18 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mount Vernon (c. 15 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Centralia (c. 13 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Effingham (c. 12 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Olney (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Harrisburg, West Frankfort, Robinson.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.3527° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.4644° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km N of Fairfield, Illinois Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-30 00:41:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-30 00:53:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20002kg7 Id of event.
Event Code 20002kg7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002kg7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Jim Hammack

    minor shaking in two story home just west of Fairfield Illinois. no damage, no injuries.

  2. Sandi

    Yes there was I felt it here in Cisne, Illinois

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