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Mag. 2.1 quake - 7.1 mi southwest of New Madrid, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:11 am (Chicago time) -

A light magnitude 2.1 earthquake hit 11.4 km (7 mi) away from New Madrid, Missouri,  United States, shortly after midnight, on Monday, Nov 13, 2023 at 12.11 am local time (America/Chicago GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 5 km (3.1 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.1 quake - 7.1 mi southwest of New Madrid, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:11 am (Chicago time) Mag. 2.1 quake - 7.1 mi southwest of New Madrid, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:11 am (Chicago time)

Weak magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 Nov 13:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 hours.
13 Nov 13:12: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 13, 2023 06:11:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:11 am (America/Chicago GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.1
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.4945°N / 89.5852°W New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Seismic antipode36.4945°S / 90.4148°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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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: 0.3 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.3 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 2.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 69 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 213 quakes per year (or 17.8 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has relatively few earthquakes. However, It has had at least 16 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