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Largest earthquakes in or near DeKalb, Alabama, USA, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 31, 2022 00:52 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 7 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 49 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 494 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Since 1900, DeKalb has had 2 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 7 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 49 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 494 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 2.2 | 3.1 mi NE of Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.1 | 16 mi NW of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 2 or higher (552 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Dec 19, 2022 12:03 am (GMT -5) (Dec 19, 2022 05:03 GMT)
2.2

5.2 km
1983 km (1232 mi)3.1 mi northeast of Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA More
Dec 13, 2022 8:36 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 14, 2022 01:36 GMT)
2.0

21 km
1922 km (1194 mi)1 mi east of Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee, USA More
Dec 4, 2022 3:07 am (GMT -5) (Dec 4, 2022 08:07 GMT)
2.0

10.6 km
1917 km (1191 mi)8.4 mi southwest of Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA 1 reportMore
Dec 4, 2022 1:42 am (GMT -5) (Dec 4, 2022 06:42 GMT)
2.3

11 km
1917 km (1191 mi)8.3 mi southwest of Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA 1 reportMore
Dec 4, 2022 1:16 am (GMT -5) (Dec 4, 2022 06:16 GMT)
2.2

12 km
1917 km (1191 mi)8.4 mi southwest of Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA More
Dec 3, 2022 5:59 am (GMT -5) (Dec 3, 2022 10:59 GMT)
2.2

15 km
1943 km (1207 mi)12 mi northeast of Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA More
Nov 22, 2022 12:44 am (GMT -6) (Nov 22, 2022 06:44 GMT)
2.0

13 km
1812 km (1126 mi)8.4 mi east of Sylacauga, Talladega County, Alabama, USA More
Oct 21, 2022 9:55 pm (GMT -4) (Oct 22, 2022 01:55 GMT)
2.0

14 km
1994 km (1239 mi)Tennessee More
Oct 9, 2022 1:31 pm (GMT -4) (Oct 9, 2022 17:31 GMT)
2.5

8.1 km
33 km (21 mi)Near LaFollette, Tennessee, USA 84 reportsMore
Oct 9, 2022 12:45 am (GMT -5) (Oct 9, 2022 05:45 GMT)
2.2

12 km
1878 km (1167 mi)9 Km SE of Palmer, Tennessee 1 reportMore
Sep 20, 2022 10:16 pm (GMT -4) (Sep 21, 2022 02:16 GMT)
2.5

12 km
1979 km (1230 mi)7 Km WSW of Tellico Plains, Tennessee 5 reportsMore
Sep 4, 2022 5:51 pm (GMT -4) (Sep 4, 2022 21:51 GMT)
2.2

20 km
1912 km (1188 mi)4 Km SSE of Lakesite, Tennessee 1 reportMore
Aug 21, 2022 12:09 pm (GMT -5) (Aug 21, 2022 17:09 GMT)
2.4

3.3 km
1796 km (1116 mi)5 Km SSW of Gurley, Alabama More
Aug 15, 2022 10:28 pm (GMT -4) (Aug 16, 2022 02:28 GMT)
2.0

11 km
1990 km (1237 mi)11 Km NNE of Tellico Plains, Tennessee More
Aug 13, 2022 5:16 am (GMT -5) (Aug 13, 2022 10:16 GMT)
2.7

13 km
1775 km (1103 mi)17 mi north of Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA 5 reportsMore
Aug 6, 2022 1:21 pm (GMT -4) (Aug 6, 2022 17:21 GMT)
2.0

12 km
1994 km (1239 mi)8 Km SSE of Vonore, Tennessee 1 reportMore
Jul 4, 2022 5:08 pm (GMT -4) (Jul 4, 2022 21:08 GMT)
2.1

5 km
1988 km (1235 mi)1 Km SW of Tellico Village, Tennessee More
May 29, 2022 12:23 am (GMT -4) (May 29, 2022 04:23 GMT)
2.3

26 km
1939 km (1205 mi)4 Km ENE of Wildwood Lake, Tennessee 2 reportsMore
Apr 30, 2022 4:15 am (GMT -4) (Apr 30, 2022 08:15 GMT)
2.4

17 km
1957 km (1216 mi)6 Km WNW of Niota, Tennessee More
Mar 30, 2022 2:19 am (GMT -4) (Mar 30, 2022 06:19 GMT)
2.0

10.6 km
1915 km (1190 mi)16 Km SW of Dalton, Georgia 1 reportMore
Feb 21, 2022 9:47 am (GMT -5) (Feb 21, 2022 14:47 GMT)
2.4

20 km
2005 km (1246 mi)7 Km NNE of Garland, Tennessee More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 8.2 x 1012 joules (2.27 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1951 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Lakeview Retreat, Alabama, USA (LRAL/US network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Lakeview Retreat, Alabama, USA: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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DeKalb Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in DeKalb?

The last earthquake in DeKalb occurred 6 weeks ago: Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - 3.1 mi northeast of Madisonville, Monroe County, Tennessee, USA, on Monday, Dec 19, 2022 at 12:03 am (GMT -5).

How many quakes were there in DeKalb since 1900?

Since 1900, DeKalb, Alabama, USA had 552 quakes up to magnitude 5.1.

What was the strongest quake in DeKalb since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in DeKalb since 1900 occurred 4 years ago: Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 16 mi northwest of Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee, USA, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 09:14 GMT.

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