Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?

Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - TENNESSEE on Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake  - TENNESSEE on Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Date & time: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:37 UTC
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.47°N / 86.31°W (United States)
Nearest volcano: Raton-Clayton (1621 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2*10^9 J (554 KWh / 0.477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Wed, 16 Jan 02:37 UTCM 2.8 / 7.4 km- 13km E of Shelbyville, TennesseeUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Memphis Tennessee / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Total destruction. No one sending in rescue operations forces are working in ways never known before. This will lead to a total world wide destruction. Brace yourselves
Chattanooga, TN / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was at work coming back in from our 240 am to 255 am break and as I was purring my stuff up in locker I felt the building shake 3 times, i thought I was just tired but I truly felt those shakes..
Seymour (229.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): My recliner was shaking back and forth for a few seconds.
Elizabethton, TN (322.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Dogs started barking about that time, between 2:30 and 3:00 am, had to make them quite down. One dog was still scared as of 7 am. Didn't know what it was that scared them.
Bedford lake, Normandy tn / MMI III (Weak shaking): We heard a loud boom followed by the rumbles. Felt the rumbles.
Holly Srings, MS / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Sounded like large truck or train going by. Very weak shaking, more like a low rumble.
Alcoa TN / MMI II (Very weak shaking): About 11pm just layer down and felt felt the tremor
Kingsport / MMI II (Very weak shaking): The floor vibrated like we had a washer running. It lasted for enough time for me to experience it...(20 secs, or so).
Tullahoma Tn (11.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): House shook, sounded like tractor-trailer passing close
37334 / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Manchester tn (18.4 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Lucedale ms. / not felt: I live in south ms. and I heard booms all day. Like compressions
Smyrna Tennessee / not felt: My dog started trembling around 8:35 and I couldn't figure out why or get her to stop. Timing was right around time earthquake was recorded. Refused to go out or move. Shortly after she was fine.
Wartrace tn (4.3 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Loud rumbling sound, as an explosion from a near by mine. Duration-no more than 2 - 1/2 seconds.
Bell Buckle, TN (23.9 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
2561 Fairfield pike, Shelbyville / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Earl Smith rd wartrace tn 37183 / MMI III (Weak shaking): We were sitting on couch watching TV and the couch shook and we thought it thundered or something exploded.
Normandy, Coffee Co, TN / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt a very weak vibration and heard a sound reminiscent of a truck passing by.


More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.