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Mag. 1.7 quake - New Madrid County, 24 mi south of Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:44 am (Chicago time) -

A light magnitude 1.7 earthquake hit 38 km (24 mi) away from Sikeston, Missouri,  United States, in the early morning of Monday, Nov 13, 2023 at 12.44 am local time (America/Chicago GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 12.2 km (8 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 1.7 quake - New Madrid County, 24 mi south of Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:44 am (Chicago time) Mag. 1.7 quake - New Madrid County, 24 mi south of Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri, USA, on Monday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:44 am (Chicago time)

Minor magnitude 1.7 earthquake at 12 km depth

13 Nov 13:52 UTC: First to report: USGS after 7 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 13, 2023 06:44:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 13, 2023, at 12:44 am (America/Chicago GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.7
Depth12.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.5497°N / 89.707°W New Madrid, Missouri, United States
Seismic antipode36.5497°S / 90.293°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
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 near the epicenter is Catron, a town with 64 inhabitants in the United States, in 6.9 km (4.3 mi) distance to the north, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
7 km (4 mi)
N of epicenter
Catron
(pop: 64)
I: Not felt
New Madrid, Missouri
9 km (6 mi)
E of epicenter
Marston
(pop: 477)
I: Not felt
New Madrid, Missouri
12 km (8 mi)
NW of epicenter
Parma
(pop: 665)
I: Not felt
New Madrid, Missouri
14 km (9 mi)
S of epicenter
Portageville
(pop: 3,150)
I: Not felt
New Madrid, Missouri
17 km (10 mi)
E of epicenter
New Madrid
(pop: 3,010)
I: Not felt
Missouri
22 km (14 mi)
SW of epicenter
Gideon
(pop: 1,040)
I: Not felt
New Madrid, Missouri
23 km (14 mi)
W of epicenter
Malden
(pop: 4,120)
I: Not felt
Dunklin, Missouri
27 km (17 mi)
NW of epicenter
Bernie
(pop: 1,950)
: Not felt
Stoddard, Missouri
28 km (18 mi)
SE of epicenter
Tiptonville
(pop: 4,350)
: Not felt
Lake, Tennessee
33 km (21 mi)
W of epicenter
Campbell
(pop: 1,920)
: Not felt
Dunklin, Missouri
35 km (22 mi)
NW of epicenter
Dexter
(pop: 7,990)
: Not felt
Stoddard, Missouri
37 km (23 mi)
SE of epicenter
Ridgely
(pop: 1,710)
: Not felt
Lake, Tennessee
38 km (24 mi)
N of epicenter
Sikeston
(pop: 16,400)
: Not felt
Scott, Missouri
38 km (24 mi)
NE of epicenter
East Prairie
(pop: 3,160)
: Not felt
Mississippi, Missouri
40 km (25 mi)
S of epicenter
Caruthersville
(pop: 5,930)
: Not felt
Pemiscot, Missouri
42 km (26 mi)
NW of epicenter
Bloomfield
(pop: 1,900)
: Not felt
Stoddard, Missouri
47 km (29 mi)
E of epicenter
Hickman
(pop: 2,200)
: Not felt
Fulton, Kentucky
47 km (29 mi)
SW of epicenter
Kennett
(pop: 10,700)
: Not felt
Dunklin, Missouri
47 km (29 mi)
SW of epicenter
Piggott
(pop: 3,660)
: Not felt
Clay, Arkansas
52 km (32 mi)
NE of epicenter
Charleston
(pop: 5,820)
: Not felt
Mississippi, Missouri
53 km (33 mi)
S of epicenter
Steele
(pop: 2,100)
: Not felt
Pemiscot, Missouri
60 km (37 mi)
N of epicenter
Oran
(pop: 1,280)
: Not felt
Scott, Missouri
60 km (37 mi)
E of epicenter
Union City
(pop: 10,600)
: Not felt
Obion, Tennessee
61 km (38 mi)
SW of epicenter
Senath
(pop: 1,710)
: Not felt
Dunklin, Missouri
63 km (39 mi)
SE of epicenter
Newbern
(pop: 3,340)
: Not felt
Dyer, Tennessee
64 km (40 mi)
SE of epicenter
Dyersburg
(pop: 16,800)
: Not felt
Dyer, Tennessee
65 km (41 mi)
W of epicenter
Poplar Bluff
(pop: 17,300)
: Not felt
Butler, Missouri
72 km (45 mi)
S of epicenter
Blytheville
(pop: 14,700)
: Not felt
Mississippi, Arkansas
80 km (49 mi)
W of epicenter
Corning
(pop: 3,160)
: Not felt
Clay, Arkansas
80 km (50 mi)
E of epicenter
Martin
(pop: 11,000)
: Not felt
Weakley, Tennessee
80 km (50 mi)
E of epicenter
Greenbrier Glade
(pop: 11,000)
: Not felt
Weakley, Tennessee
86 km (53 mi)
N of epicenter
Cape Girardeau
(pop: 39,500)
: Not felt
Missouri
89 km (56 mi)
SW of epicenter
Paragould
(pop: 27,900)
: Not felt
Greene, Arkansas
91 km (56 mi)
S of epicenter
Ripley
(pop: 8,180)
: Not felt
Lauderdale, Tennessee
93 km (58 mi)
N of epicenter
Jackson
(pop: 14,900)
: Not felt
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
93 km (58 mi)
SE of epicenter
Trenton
(pop: 4,130)
: Not felt
Gibson, Tennessee
97 km (60 mi)
S of epicenter
Osceola
(pop: 7,230)
: Not felt
Mississippi, Arkansas
98 km (61 mi)
E of epicenter
Mayfield
(pop: 10,100)
: Not felt
Graves, Kentucky
115 km (71 mi)
NE of epicenter
Pekin
(pop: 24,900)
: Not felt
McCracken, Kentucky
119 km (74 mi)
SW of epicenter
Jonesboro
(pop: 73,900)
: Not felt
Craighead, Arkansas
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
2023-11-13
Epicenter Agency
1.7 12 km
7.6 mi
06:44:19 6 Km S of Catron, Missouri USGS (United States Geological Survey)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Waverly, Tennessee, USA (WVT/IU network) | Distance from quake: 174 km / 108 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: 0.3 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.3 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 2.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 70 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 215 quakes per year (or 17.9 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

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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