Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 10.2 mi north of Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 3:40 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 10.2 mi north of Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 3:40 am (GMT -5) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 10.2 mi north of Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 3:40 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 11 km depth

31 May 08:45 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
31 May 08:46: Now using data updates from EMSC
31 May 08:46: Now using data updates from USGS
31 May 09:01: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.9 to 11.4 km (from 8 to 7.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.8 km (0.5 mi) towards WSW.
Update Tue, 31 May 2022, 08:51
Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA
3.0 quake 31 May 3:40 am (GMT -5)
3.0 quake 31 May 3:40 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred early morning on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, at 3:40 am local time near Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 8 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 3.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 3.0.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Newbern (pop. 3,300) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Ridgely (pop. 1,700) 9 miles away, Dyersburg (pop. 16,800) 11 miles away, Obion (pop. 1,100) 11 miles away, and Tiptonville (pop. 4,400) 14 miles away. In Caruthersville (pop. 5,900, 16 miles away), Englewood (pop. 1,600, 17 miles away), and Union City (pop. 10,600, 24 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 31, 2022 08:40:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 31, 2022 at 3:40 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.1
Depth11.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.18233°N / 89.37667°W (Dyer, Tennessee, United States)
Antipode36.182°S / 90.623°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt30 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) NW of Newbern (pop: 3,340) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) SE of Ridgely (pop: 1,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) N of Dyersburg (Dyer County) (pop: 16,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (15 mi) SSE of Tiptonville (pop: 4,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) E of Caruthersville (Pemiscot County, Missouri) (pop: 5,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Union City (pop: 10,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) NW of Jackson (pop: 67,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
233 km (145 mi) W of Nashville (pop: 530,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 22.8°C (73 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.111 km12 Km NW of Newbern, TennesseeUSGS
3.39 kmTENNESSEEEMSC
3.111 kmNew Madrid, Missouri RegionRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (31)

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Dyersburg (9.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Felt like something smacking the ground with rumbling then something much more massive smacking the ground quickly after | 4 users found this interesting.  
Martin, TN (47.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was woken up but thought I was somehow just disoriented but I could’ve sworn it felt like an earthquake. I passed back out after and then woke up to news that there was an earthquake near obion | 3 users found this interesting.  
Dyersburg, Tennessee (14.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : There was an intense “boom” sound and it felt like a large jolt all at once. It woke me up from my sleep. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Dyersburg (15.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in bed and felt my entire bed shake and my head felt like it was moving. Heard no truck and ring detected nothing | 3 users found this interesting.  
Dyersburg, Tm, Dyer Couny Tn (10.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / very short : Location: recliner in family room; asleep; awaken by a loud noise and shaking that caused sound of objects rattling on entertainment center northeast side of room. | 2 users found this interesting.  
8491 Beaver Arm Rd Ridgely Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Heard it before I felt it. First thought was thunder | 4 users found this interesting.  
Newbern, Tennessee (10.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : I heard a loud boom and then felt the house shaking for approximately 1-2 min. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Newbern tn (4.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was watching tv and woke my cat up…both of us freaked out | 3 users found this interesting.  
735 Nora Ave Newbern Tn / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Was asleep woke me up with shaking jolt to house and loud boom | 3 users found this interesting.  
near Newbern, Dyer, Tennessee (5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Hard boom | 2 users found this interesting.  
Prairie du chien wis. 53821 / not felt : At that time heard loud electronic sounding sizzling noise . woke all in building. Never heard that type noise before . unusual phenomena at same time as quake. Lasted 4 seconds. Not lightning not thunder not transformer blowing . really weird sound and v | One user found this interesting.  
Newbern, Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Loud rumbling vibration | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dyersburg / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke adults up, sounded like a tree falling on the house. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Newbern, oak st / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : I heard a loud bang and my bed jolted | 2 users found this interesting.  
6 miles north of Dyersburg, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : A very loud boom like thunder woke me out of sleep. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dyersburg (8.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : One single big Jolt. | One user found this interesting.  
Newbern, TN / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Was asleep and heard a loud noise and the house shook. We were in a downstairs bedroom. We actually thought someone had run off of the road and hit the house at first.  
near Ridgely, Lake, Tennessee (6.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Dyersburg TN (10.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
14.4 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
dyersburg, tn (17.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
caruthersville mo (26 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Leachville ar / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Houston, mo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Mild Vibration shaking  
Dyersburg,Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Newbern, Tennessee / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Newbern, TN / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Bells / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Dyersburg / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Newbern / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Newbern / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
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