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Reported quake or seismic-like event: 0.5 mi east of Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, USA, 14 Jul 11:38 am (GMT -5) -

Reported quake or seismic-like event: 0.5 mi east of Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, USA, 14 Jul 11:38 am (GMT -5) Reported quake or seismic-like event: 0.5 mi east of Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, USA, 14 Jul 11:38 am (GMT -5)
14 Jul 16:48 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 14, 2021 16:48:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter14 Jul 11:38 am (GMT -5)
Statusunconfirmed
Magnitudeunknown (3.6?)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.24316°N / 93.37221°W (Benton, Missouri, United States)
Antipode38.243°S / 86.628°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt478 reports
Primary data sourceVolcanoDiscovery (User-reported shaking)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) E of Warsaw (pop: 2,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) S of Lincoln (pop: 1,170) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) SSW of Cole Camp (pop: 1,110) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Windsor (pop: 2,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) ESE of Clinton (pop: 8,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Sidejlija (pop: 21,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Warrensburg (pop: 19,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (43 mi) N of Bolivar (pop: 10,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) SW of Columbia (pop: 119,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) SE of Bristol (pop: 117,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 30.3°C (87 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from SSW
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Seismic station: Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA (CCM/IU network) | Distance from quake: 187 km / 116 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Cathedral Cave, Missouri, 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (616)

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Edwards missouri / not felt / very short : More sound than shake, saw a shock wave travel across the water. | 34 users found this interesting.  
  • It was so loud and shook my house so bad my windows, walls,every thing raddle in my place and my daughters place across the lake did the same
Clinton, MO / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt like nothing I'd ever felt before, and I was in the Navy and know what a sonic boom sounds like, this was not a sonic boom. | 27 users found this interesting.  
Clinton / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / very short : What I experienced was not like an earthquake. It was a very loud BOOM that shook our house , but not in an earthquake type of shaking. It was more of an explosion type BOOM. It sounded like it came from the Northwest. | 22 users found this interesting.  
Deepwater, Missouri at home / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : A Boom, my heart jumped! The whole house felt the boom, I thought it was a Sonic Boom, Contacted Whiteman Air Force base,, thinking a jet broke the sound barrier, confirmed with them, that it was not! | 13 users found this interesting.  
  • They only stated that it was not one of their jets.
  • it was jimmy in a f 15 cleaning out the cobwebs he said he is sorry
Warsaw Mo walking on the Drake Harbor trail. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : I heard a loud boom as if someone shot tanerite or dynamite off. I immediately went down to my knees the boom was loud and right before it happened I could feel the barometric pressure change in my ears. | 12 users found this interesting.  
Warsaw, MO / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt a heavy jolt, knocked me off feet and cracked a window. | 12 users found this interesting.  
  • I live in subdivision near new Sheriff’s office and jail. Felt a jolt and heard a LOUD BOOM. Mild shaking and then it was over.
Warsaw (2.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Large double boom that shook office briefly. | 9 users found this interesting.  
Clinton, Mo (18.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : There was 0 shaking in the earth at our residence but our house shook from what seems to be a blast. A "Ba-BOOM" Was heard by us and many neighbors. Direction unknown | 8 users found this interesting.  
HERMITAGE MO / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : SHAKING, THERE WAS A LOUD BOOM TOO | 8 users found this interesting.  
Mora, Mo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Sounded like a long rolling thunder | 8 users found this interesting.  
Green Ridge, MO / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : I was sitting in my chair with my dogs and I heard what sounded like the house exploded (very large boom, more than a sonic boom) which scared myself and my dogs. I got up out of my chair and the people who work in a building behind my house came out of t | 7 users found this interesting.  
10 miles south of Clinton Mo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : One shake. Sounded like a very loud sonic boom | 7 users found this interesting.  
Warsaw Mo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : We outside to look and water was moving in pool. | 7 users found this interesting.  
Warsaw / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : Felt like someone slammed really hard on the floor upstairs. Shook house in a very short time | 7 users found this interesting.  
Clinton, MO / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Loud boom and shake | 7 users found this interesting.  
near Warsaw, Benton, Missouri (19.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : In a mobile home felt floor table vibrate, windows rattle loud boom. Sounded like when my husband shoots the cannon on the 4th of July | 4 users found this interesting.  
Ronn H, Mt Zion MO / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : Very sharp boom sound and shock wave that shook the entire house and then nothing | 6 users found this interesting.  
Cole Camp, Missouri (22.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / very short : Sound was loud. Shook the whole house. Woke up and scared all the cats in the house. Seemed like it came from the south. | 6 users found this interesting.  
Pittsburg mo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake : Like lightning strike rumble feeling throughout home | 6 users found this interesting.  
near Warsaw, Benton, Missouri (24 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Sounded like an explosion, assumed it was an explosion. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Bent tree Harbor, Missouri (10.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : Me and my friends were playing a game and we thought it was a bomb or something it was like a big boom it shook the camper we are in shook , like everything shook for just a couple of seconds and then it went away. We then heard fire department about 10 m | 3 users found this interesting.  
  • Fire was unrelated to the boom or shaking.
Deepwater Mo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Yes it felt like thunder | 5 users found this interesting.  
Tightwad, Missouri / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Heard a huge, strong blast. Neighbors all thought something blew up. Shook the whole neighborhood. | 5 users found this interesting.  
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Warrensburg mo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : South of warrensburg close to leeton We are at my grandparents and my cousin felt it in a creek we herad the boom thought that it was rock quarry | 5 users found this interesting.  
Clinton, Mo (37.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : There was a loud boom and my house shook. Made my animals nervous. Thought maybe it was an explosion or someone hit something near by. No damage. | 5 users found this interesting.  
Home just W of Sedalia, Mo city limits Hwy 50 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s : We live approx 4 miles W of Sedalia city limits. I was at my desk About 11:35 am it started with a small vibration and noise like we are used to from a nearby rock quarry.Thought was over,then a few seconds later there was a monstrous explosion sound and | 4 users found this interesting.  
Warsaw Missouri 331 e Jefferson st / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : We felt it shaking for a second and it felt like something slammed onto our roof the windows rattled for a second or two the whole place shake for a second or two. It is the first time we felt anything like that. But it feltAnd sounded like a person lande | 4 users found this interesting.  
Windsor Missouri 65360 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : It was extremely loud scary never heard anything like that in my whole life | 4 users found this interesting.  
Truman Lake Lowry City / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : In the pool, very loud, like explosion. It sounded like from 13 hwy at Lowry. I am 6 miles east of Lowry City by the bridge | 4 users found this interesting.  
Clinton / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Was on a riding mower, mowing. Heard a loud bang and felt the ground shake. | 4 users found this interesting.  
Tightwad,Mo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : It was so loud I thought it was an explosion......used to live near a munitions plant and it reminded me of an explosion in 1992 that killed several workers. This earthquake shook our log home and rattled windows. | 4 users found this interesting.  
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