Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Mississippi County, 42 mi east of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA, on Tuesday, 17 November 1970 at 02:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 14 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.856°N / 89.947°W (Mississippi, Arkansas, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Blytheville (Mississippi County) (pop: 14,700) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) N of Osceola (Mississippi County) (pop: 7,230) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) E of Manila (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Ripley (Lauderdale County, Tennessee) (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Dyersburg (Dyer County, Tennessee) (pop: 16,800) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) ESE of Paragould (Greene County) (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Jonesboro (pop: 73,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) N of Menfis (Tennessee) (pop: 655,800) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) N of New South Memphis (Tennessee) (pop: 641,600) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) ENE of Little Rock (pop: 198,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.0||14 km||Arkansas (USA)||USGS|
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