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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 10.1 mi east of Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 5:10 pm (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 10.1 mi east of Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 5:10 pm (GMT -6) Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 10.1 mi east of Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 5:10 pm (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 1 km depth

5 Dec 23:24 UTC: First to report: USGS after 14 minutes.
5 Dec 23:50: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 4.7 to 1.4 km (from 2.9 to 0.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.5 km (1 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 5, 2022 23:10:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 5, 2022 at 5:10 pm (GMT -6)
Depth1.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.44417°N / 92.25267°W (Monroe, Missouri, United States)
Antipode39.444°S / 87.747°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt6 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) SW of Madison (pop: 535) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) E of Moberly (pop: 13,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) W of Paris (pop: 1,180) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) NNW of Centralia (pop: 4,190) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) SSE of Macon (pop: 5,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) NW of Mexico (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) N of Columbia (pop: 119,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) SW of Quincy (Illinois) (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 9.9°C (50 F), humidity: 62%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 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.
2.61.4 km4 Km SW of Madison, MissouriUSGS
2.510 kmMissouriIRIS
2.61.4 kmMissouriRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA (CCM/IU network) | Distance from quake: 177 km / 110 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. 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 (6)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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302 S Main Madison MO 65263 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : Felt light shaking go through my chair and a boom about the same time. Got nauseated and kinda weird like I was drunk. Husband felt it too. | 2 users found this interesting.  
MadisonMissourm (12.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Watching tv, it was a rumble and shaking for 15 seconds. Very noticeable something was going on. I called to my husband upstairs and asked if he had fallen. Located in town of Madison, Mo. | One user found this interesting.  
Oakville on telegraph and baumgartner (237.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Ground felt like it was vibrating and i was dizzy and nauseated i was in my car  
MADISON, Mo. (5.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Sitting at a table piling a game (5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short
Madison MO / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : I thought it was a sonic boom.  

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