Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 0.9 mi north of Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 12:17 pm (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 0.9 mi north of Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 12:17 pm (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 8 km depth

15 Jan 18:22 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
15 Jan 18:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.2 to 8.4 km (from 7 to 5.2 mi).
Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 18:17:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 12:17 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 8.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.94083°N / 89.916°W (Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) N of Blytheville (Mississippi County) (pop: 14,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Steele (Missouri) (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ENE of Manila (pop: 3,260) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) N of Osceola (Mississippi County) (pop: 7,230) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 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!
72 km (45 mi) E of Jonesboro (pop: 73,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) N of Memphis (Tennessee) (pop: 655,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) N of New South Memphis (Tennessee) (pop: 641,600) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) ENE of Little Rock (pop: 198,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 8.9°C (48 F), humidity: 37%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
2.88.4 km1 Km N of Blytheville, Arkansas, USAUSGS
2.910 kmARKANSAS, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (5)

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Gosnell,AR (4.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Sitting in livingroom with my husband. Heard a low roaring sound. I felt my chair vibrate then looked at my husband and he and his chair shook for a few seconds. He says he heard the noise but didn't feel the movement, but I saw him move.  
Blytheville / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Felt shaking of home on Friday, January 15, 2021 in my home office. It seems to shook about 5 to 10 seconds. No damage occurred inside of my home as far as nothing was broken.  
1511.8 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Felt all throughout south florida  
1520 N Division Blytheville AR / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Coral Springs / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : sliding windows and roof noise for about 10-15 seconds  
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