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Mag. 1.7 quake - Lake County, 15 mi north of Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA, on Friday, Nov 10, 2023, at 08:28 pm (Chicago time) -

A light magnitude 1.7 earthquake hit 24 km (15 mi) away from Dyersburg, Tennessee,  United States, in the evening of Friday, Nov 10, 2023 at 8.28 pm local time (America/Chicago GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 5.8 km (3.6 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 1.7 quake - Lake County, 15 mi north of Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA, on Friday, Nov 10, 2023, at 08:28 pm (Chicago time) Mag. 1.7 quake - Lake County, 15 mi north of Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA, on Friday, Nov 10, 2023, at 08:28 pm (Chicago time)

Minor magnitude 1.7 earthquake at 6 km depth

11 Nov 14:44 UTC: First to report: USGS after 12 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 11, 2023 02:28:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Nov 10, 2023, at 08:28 pm (America/Chicago GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.7
Depth5.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.2443°N / 89.4648°W Lake, Tennessee, United States
Seismic antipode36.2443°S / 90.5352°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 107 joules (6.22 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Ridgely, a town with 1,700 inhabitants in the United States, in 3 km (1.8 mi) distance northwest of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
3 km (2 mi)
NW of epicenter
Ridgely
(pop: 1,710)
II: Very weak
Lake, Tennessee
15 km (9 mi)
N of epicenter
Tiptonville
(pop: 4,350)
I: Not felt
Lake, Tennessee
18 km (11 mi)
W of epicenter
Caruthersville
(pop: 5,930)
I: Not felt
Pemiscot, Missouri
23 km (15 mi)
SE of epicenter
Newbern
(pop: 3,340)
I: Not felt
Dyer, Tennessee
24 km (15 mi)
S of epicenter
Dyersburg
(pop: 16,800)
I: Not felt
Dyer, Tennessee
25 km (15 mi)
E of epicenter
Obion
(pop: 1,070)
I: Not felt
Tennessee
29 km (18 mi)
NW of epicenter
Portageville
(pop: 3,150)
: Not felt
New Madrid, Missouri
31 km (19 mi)
NE of epicenter
Englewood
(pop: 1,610)
: Not felt
Obion, Tennessee
37 km (23 mi)
SW of epicenter
Steele
(pop: 2,100)
: Not felt
Pemiscot, Missouri
38 km (24 mi)
N of epicenter
New Madrid
(pop: 3,010)
: Not felt
Missouri
41 km (25 mi)
E of epicenter
Kenton
(pop: 1,220)
: Not felt
Obion, Tennessee
41 km (26 mi)
S of epicenter
Halls
(pop: 2,180)
: Not felt
Lauderdale, Tennessee
42 km (26 mi)
NE of epicenter
Union City
(pop: 10,600)
: Not felt
Obion, Tennessee
44 km (27 mi)
NE of epicenter
Hickman
(pop: 2,200)
: Not felt
Fulton, Kentucky
47 km (29 mi)
SE of epicenter
Dyer
(pop: 2,270)
: Not felt
Gibson, Tennessee
47 km (29 mi)
NW of epicenter
Gideon
(pop: 1,040)
: Not felt
New Madrid, Missouri
49 km (31 mi)
S of epicenter
Central
(pop: 2,690)
: Not felt
Lauderdale, Tennessee
53 km (33 mi)
W of epicenter
Kennett
(pop: 10,700)
: Not felt
Dunklin, Missouri
54 km (34 mi)
SW of epicenter
Blytheville
(pop: 14,700)
: Not felt
Mississippi, Arkansas
55 km (34 mi)
SE of epicenter
Trenton
(pop: 4,130)
: Not felt
Gibson, Tennessee
56 km (35 mi)
E of epicenter
Martin
(pop: 11,000)
: Not felt
Weakley, Tennessee
56 km (35 mi)
E of epicenter
Greenbrier Glade
(pop: 11,000)
: Not felt
Weakley, Tennessee
57 km (35 mi)
NW of epicenter
Malden
(pop: 4,120)
: Not felt
Dunklin, Missouri
60 km (37 mi)
SE of epicenter
Alamo
(pop: 2,490)
: Not felt
Crockett, Tennessee
60 km (37 mi)
NE of epicenter
South Fulton
(pop: 2,260)
: Not felt
Obion, Tennessee
68 km (42 mi)
E of epicenter
Dresden
(pop: 2,900)
: Not felt
Weakley, Tennessee
68 km (42 mi)
SE of epicenter
Humboldt
(pop: 8,310)
: Not felt
Gibson, Tennessee
71 km (44 mi)
N of epicenter
Sikeston
(pop: 16,400)
: Not felt
Scott, Missouri
73 km (45 mi)
SE of epicenter
Milan
(pop: 7,810)
: Not felt
Gibson, Tennessee
75 km (46 mi)
S of epicenter
Brownsville
(pop: 9,880)
: Not felt
Haywood, Tennessee
75 km (47 mi)
SW of epicenter
Osceola
(pop: 7,230)
: Not felt
Mississippi, Arkansas
76 km (47 mi)
NW of epicenter
Dexter
(pop: 7,990)
: Not felt
Stoddard, Missouri
77 km (48 mi)
S of epicenter
Covington
(pop: 9,040)
: Not felt
Tipton, Tennessee
79 km (49 mi)
SE of epicenter
Medina
(pop: 4,120)
: Not felt
Gibson, Tennessee
86 km (53 mi)
E of epicenter
McKenzie
(pop: 5,300)
: Not felt
Carroll, Tennessee
91 km (57 mi)
SE of epicenter
Jackson
(pop: 67,000)
: Not felt
Madison, Tennessee
92 km (57 mi)
NE of epicenter
Mayfield
(pop: 10,100)
: Not felt
Graves, Kentucky
94 km (58 mi)
S of epicenter
Atoka
(pop: 9,060)
: Not felt
Tipton, Tennessee
95 km (59 mi)
W of epicenter
Paragould
(pop: 27,900)
: Not felt
Greene, Arkansas
241 km (150 mi)
E of epicenter
Nashville
(pop: 530,900)
: Not felt
Davidson, Tennessee
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.7, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-11
Epicenter Agency
1.7 5.8 km
3.6 mi
02:28:35 2 Km SE of Ridgely, Tennessee USGS (United States Geological Survey)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Waverly, Tennessee, USA (WVT/IU network) | Distance from quake: 147 km / 92 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Waverly, Tennessee, 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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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 2,200 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 0.28 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.6 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 2.1 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 67 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 211 quakes per year (or 17.6 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has relatively few earthquakes. However, It has had at least 15 quakes above magnitude 4 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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