Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - 4.1 mi northwest of Doniphan, Missouri, USA, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 12:40 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 2.7 earthquake - 4.1 mi northwest of Doniphan, Missouri, USA, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 12:40 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 1 km depth

4 Dec 18:47 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 minutes.
4 Dec 19:02: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.1 to 0.7 km (from 0.1 to 0.4 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 4 Dec 2020 18:40:09 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 4 Dec 2020 12:40 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 0.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.672°N / 90.85933°W (Ripley, Missouri, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NNW of Doniphan (pop: 1,990) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Poplar Bluff (Butler County) (pop: 17,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NNE of Pocahontas (Randolph County, Arkansas) (pop: 6,440) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) N of Walnut Ridge (Arkansas) (pop: 4,670) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Paragould (Greene County, Arkansas) (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) W of Dexter (pop: 7,990) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NW of Kennett (Dunklin County) (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of West Plains (Howell County) (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) N of Jonesboro (Arkansas) (pop: 73,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SSE of Jefferson City (pop: 43,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 9.2°C (49 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
2.70.7 km6 Km NNW of Doniphan, Missouri, USAUSGS
3.05 kmSOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.7, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
DONIPHAN / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : We could hear it before it reached us. We thought there was a car wreck close by. It was a long rolling quake  
Doniphan, MO (4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Flatwoods MO (33.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt like an explosion  
7.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Felt and sounded like a sonic boom  
Doniphan, MO Samuel medical clinic / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I heard what sounded like an explosion followed by about 2 seconds of shaking  
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
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.