Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 8.3 mi southwest of Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, USA, on 2020-04-06 13:52:12 -06:00 -

Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 8.3 mi southwest of Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, USA, on 2020-04-06 13:52:12 -06:00

Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 15 km depth

6 Apr 19:57 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Apr 2020 19:52:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-06 13:52:12 -06:00
Magnitude: 2.3
Depth: 14.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.19967°N / 91.09883°W (Randolph, Arkansas, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) N of Powhatan (pop: 69) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Pocahontas (Randolph County) (pop: 6,440) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NW of Walnut Ridge (pop: 4,670) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) ESE of Highland (pop: 1,050) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NW of Jonesboro (pop: 73,900) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WNW of Paragould (Greene County) (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Poplar Bluff (Butler County, Missouri) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NW of Menfis (Tennessee) (pop: 655,800) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NW of New South Memphis (Tennessee) (pop: 641,600) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NNE of Little Rock (pop: 198,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.315 km13km WSW of Pocahontas, Arkansas (USA)USGS
2.315 kmArkansas (USA)EMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

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near Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas (18.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first I thought it was thunder, then I thought a tree limb had hit the side of the house, then I could hear the and feel the passing vibrations moving away and thought it was a earthquake.  
Walnut Ridge, AR / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Hear slight rumble inside; heard movement of house like floor creak upstairs  
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