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Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Independence County, 14 mi east of Batesville, Arkansas, USA, on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:19 GMT

Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Independence County, 14 mi east of Batesville, Arkansas, USA, on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:19 GMT Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - Independence County, 14 mi east of Batesville, Arkansas, USA, on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:19 GMT

Weak magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 8 km depth

20 Aug 12:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 hours and 1 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 20, 2020 10:19:48 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude35.78°N / 91.39°W (Independence County, Arkansas, United States)
Antipode35.78°S / 88.61°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) NNE of Newark (pop: 1,180) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Tuckerman (pop: 1,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) NNW of Newport (Arkansas) (pop: 7,770) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) E of Batesville (pop: 10,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) SE of Cave City (pop: 1,870) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SW of Hoxie (pop: 2,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) NNE of Bald Knob (pop: 2,910) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) W of Jonesboro (pop: 73,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) NNE of Searcy (pop: 24,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) NE of Littlerock (pop: 198,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) | 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.
2.38 km62 km W of Jonesboro, USAEMSC
2.38.3 km10 km NNE of Newark, Arkansas (USA)USGS


Seismic station: Mount Ida, Arkansas, USA (MIAR/US network) | Distance from quake: 242 km / 150 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Mount Ida, Arkansas, 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.3, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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