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Revised as falsely reported quake: M6.1, Indiana, 44 mi west of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 1:43 pm (GMT -5) -

Revised as falsely reported quake: M6.1, Indiana, 44 mi west of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 1:43 pm (GMT -5) Revised as falsely reported quake: M6.1, Indiana, 44 mi west of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 1:43 pm (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 480 km depth

29 Dec 18:44 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 53 seconds.
29 Dec 19:07: Now using data updates from INGV
Update Thu, 30 Dec 2021, 07:31

Quake reported as magnitude 6.1 did not occur

The quake originally reported by the Italian Institute INGV was likely a result of wrong automatic calculations and subsequently deleted.
Update Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 19:12

Significant magnitude 6.1 quake hits 24 miles southeast of Jasper, Indiana, United States around noon

6.1 quake 29 Dec 12:43 pm (GMT -6)
6.1 quake 29 Dec 12:43 pm (GMT -6)
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake near Jasper, Dubois County, Indiana, USA, was reported only 29 minutes ago by Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 298 miles beneath the epicenter around noon on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021, at 12:43 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tell City (pop. 7,300) located 19 miles from the epicenter, Jasper (pop. 15,500) 24 miles away, Valley Station (pop. 22,800) 38 miles away, Owensboro (pop. 59,000) 41 miles away, New Albany (pop. 36,700) 41 miles away, Louisville (pop. 243,600) 44 miles away, Jeffersonville (pop. 47,000) 46 miles away, and Evansville (pop. 119,900) 55 miles away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 29, 2021 18:43:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 29, 2021 at 1:43 pm (GMT -5)
Statusdeleted
Magnitude6.1
Depth479.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.1797°N / 86.5723°W (Perry, Indiana, United States)
Antipode38.18°S / 93.428°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt21 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearby towns and cities31 km (19 mi) NNE of Tell City (pop: 7,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SE of Jasper (pop: 15,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) W of Valley Station (pop: 22,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) NE of Owensboro (Kentucky) (pop: 59,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) W of New Albany (pop: 36,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (44 mi) W of Louisville (Kentucky) (pop: 243,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) W of Jeffersonville (pop: 47,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) ENE of Evansville (pop: 119,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) S of Indianapolis (pop: 829,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
833 km (518 mi) W of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10°C (50 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1480 kmSouthern Indiana, United States [Land: United States]INGV
6.1480 kmSouthern IndianaRaspberryShake

Seismograms

Seismic station: Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA (WCI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 25 km / 15 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (194)

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North Fairfield, Ohio / not felt : No USGS data on this event. If something happened it was a very local event and most likely human induced activity. No worldwide seismic stations have recorded this event. | 43 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
  • I know right?! I spoke to a friend and he said it was a false report.
Cumberland Indiana (192.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Felted like roller-coaster p wave event | 33 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Boston / not felt : Fake quake | 30 users found this interesting.  
Massachusetts / not felt : I assume it’s a false report, considering the fact that it “suddenly happened” after the 7.3 Timor Leste, but even for a 6.1 quake, we would have felt it on the east coast. Also, there were no, nada, zilch, reports from USGS, only a Italy geological | 25 users found this interesting.  
  • The italian site doesnt show diddly squat about it so im calling fakea roonie
  • The italian site doesnt show diddly squat about it so im calling fakea roonie
This never happened / not felt : This never happened | 24 users found this interesting.  
  • My friend in Louisville at that time said she never felt a thing.
Gainesville ga (497.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Home. Rumbling | 24 users found this interesting.  
Kissimmee / not felt : Not felt, but strange sleep pattern today. | 21 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
  • You'd be surprised, especially given that the quake occurred 298 miles down. Our water table was affected by a quake that happened in Alaska a while back.
  • Why would you be able to feel this in Kissimmee?? Seriously?
East bend / not felt : Water in bottle was vibrating | 18 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Louisville, Kentucky (88.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No motion, but our power went out just shortly after the quake | 12 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
West Tennessee / not felt : Even at the depth of this...if there was a 6.1? We would have felt this in West Tennesse. We did not. However, we had a bad downpour going on at the time. Would this have been on the Wabash fault? I wonder if we'll ever know what happened here. Weird. | 9 users found this interesting.  
Lori, Lansing Iowa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 20-30 s : I thought the Canadian Pacific Train was early today, was 30 seconds of low steady vibration from below on the sofa. | 7 users found this interesting.  
Edinburgh Indiana / not felt : I felt absolutely nothing. No one is talking about it. Not the news, not USGS. I feel like you might have the wrong information. | 6 users found this interesting.  
Kissimmee / not felt : Not felt as the depth of the quake was almost 300 miles down from the epicenter. Still, animals have been restless and sleep pattern is off today. | 6 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Bedford Indiana / not felt : Just heard about it from friends | 7 users found this interesting.  
Charleston, WV / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 30-60 s : SEVERAL ROLLING SHAKES AND SMALL JOLTS. | 7 users found this interesting.  
Nashville, Washington, Illinois (254.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : This close I would have felt it. I'd think... | 6 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
  • Not necessarily at the depth it was reported at, 298 mibelow the surface
Seymour, Indiana (100.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I didn't feel anything at all. Everything is normal here, about 50 miles or so from the epicenter. | 5 users found this interesting.  
New York City / not felt : Probably false report | 5 users found this interesting.  
  • In the middle of America to Indiana's West side Didn't feel Anything Earthquakes flow from West to East At this size there would have been More West b4 hitting You'd Think?! Stay Safe and Blessings to you all
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana (245 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : We felt dizzy and I heard rumble sounds maybe light shaking | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Clifton, Mesa, Colorado (1902 km W of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : This EQ is fake. I'm studying to be a seismologist. This isn't the first time this has happened. In August they reported a 9.5 in argentina.... again this is the only source I am seeing this. No past history with quakes this big. Also people in the area d | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
  • If you’re in Colorado, how would you know if it’s fake or not? This is thousands of miles from CO???
Frankfort indiana / not felt : didnt even know till i saw a post there was one | 4 users found this interesting.  
Henryville indiana / Weak shaking (MMI III) : We didn't feel shaking but heard few loud booms like cannons used for coyotes here but deeper longer sounding. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Bloomington, In (107.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Reporting for my friend who lives in Bloomington. She didn't feel anything while doing things around her house. | One user found this interesting.  
Sandy Hook, Kentucky / not felt : Didn't feel anything | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Russellville, Logan, Kentucky (142.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : One large boom and then ground rumbled underneath me. Quick and none since. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Carlisle (223.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling : Rolling and off balance.....outside | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Lewisport, Ky / not felt : How did such a gross error occur? I live within 20 miles of the reported epicenter and there was definitely no 6.1 earthquake! This really harms the credibility of this site. | One user found this interesting.  
Nicholasville KY (179.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Felt nothing | One user found this interesting.  
At home (316 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt | One user found this interesting.  
Bluffton IN (301 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Felt/heard nothing | One user found this interesting.  
At home (316 km S of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Not felt | One user found this interesting.  
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