Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Wabash County, Ilinois, 36 mi northwest of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:47 (GMT)

Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Wabash County, Ilinois, 36 mi northwest of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:47 (GMT)

Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 15 km depth

19 Sep 11:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
Date & time: Sep 19, 2017 11:47:28 UTC
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.41°N / 87.92°W (Wabash, Ilinois, United States)
Antipode: 38.41°S / 92.08°E
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Belmont (pop: 270) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) W of Mount Carmel (pop: 7,030) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Graysville (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) W of Princeton (Indiana) (pop: 8,630) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SSE of Olney (pop: 9,010) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) E of Fairfield (pop: 5,040) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Vincennes (Indiana) (pop: 18,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NW of Evansville (Indiana) (pop: 119,900) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) SE of Springfield (pop: 116,600) --> See nearby quakes!
946 km (588 mi) W of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.815 km ILLINOISEMSC
3.812 km- 12km ENE of Albion, IllinoisUSGS
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62417 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt it shaking followed by a loud boom.  
Peoria, Illinois (293.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
61073 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Possible aftershock around 2pm. Coffee in glass shaking.  
Olney, IL / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awakened from sound sleep by bed shaking, heaviest vibrations lasting 7-8 seconds.  
Marion (96.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Thought lightening had struck outside then saw news.  
Belleville / Light shaking (MMI IV)
O'Fallon, IL (180.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Vincennes, IN / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mount Vernon, Indiana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana (56.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Scared our 8 year old who didn't understand why floor and dishes were shaking. Others sleeping were awaken.  
Evansville, Indiana / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like someone had hit the house with a car. A few pictures on the walls were a little askew.  
Evansville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was woken up by my bed shaking in a second floor bedroom.  
Elberfeld / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Carterville (United States, 126 km SW of epicenter) : We were in bed and we heard it. My son ran downstairs and asked us if we felt the earthquake. He said his bed was shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
McLeansboro (United States, 66 km SW of epicenter) : i was laying in bed. ab to get ready for school when i felt my whole house shake. (reported through EMSC)  
Grayville (United States, 19 km S of epicenter) : Woke us up! Knew exactly what it was! (reported through EMSC)  
Albion (United States, 14 km W of epicenter) : Sitting on the couch I felt a shaking for maybe 5 seconds. Nothing broke in my home. I ran outside but haven't felt any aftershock yet. (reported through EMSC)  
Saint Charles (United States, 229 km W of epicenter) : Was laying in bed awake. Bed trembled for a time, long enough that it had me questioning whether it was an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)  
Alton (United States, 205 km W of epicenter) : Was lying in the bed and it began to shake. Then my armoire began to shake. I knew it was an earthquake. It lasted less than a minute. (reported through EMSC)  
Murphysboro (United States, 145 km SW of epicenter) : Rural Murphysboro, IL. Laying on the couch, felt some shaking and the windows rattled. Nobody else in the house felt it. (reported through EMSC)  
Nashville (United States, 129 km W of epicenter) : I noticed some items on my coffee table quaking slightly. When I placed my hand on the table, I could feel it shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Newburgh (United States, 69 km SE of epicenter) : I was laying in bed and felt My bed vibrate. My daughter ran out of her room and said "did you feel that?" (reported through EMSC)  
Robinson (United States, 67 km N of epicenter) : Two large thumps...minor rattling after each. (reported through EMSC)  
Evansville (United States, 58 km SE of epicenter) : Sitting at my desk at work and felt the ground shake and heard a rumble. (reported through EMSC)  
Evansville (United States, 51 km SE of epicenter) : Felt a hard shake for a brief second, thought someone fell in the house. (reported through EMSC)  
Owensville (United States, 25 km SE of epicenter) : Sounded like a bomb. Shook entire house. (reported through EMSC)  
Vincennes (United States, 44 km NE of epicenter) : Was sitting still and felt slight shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Wadesville (United States, 37 km S of epicenter) : Very loud rumble that went on for a while. Shaking and dishes clinked for a long time. (reported through EMSC)  
Mount Carmel (United States, 14 km E of epicenter) : I had just had breakfast and go (reported through EMSC)  
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