Latest earthquakes in the world

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The list below shows the last 100 earthquakes in the world as reported by the most  important seismological agencies.
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 04 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 03 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Hsin-Chu - Licht schudden niets kapot
  • Dubrovnik - très courte
  • EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 21:29 3.1 111 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 20:58 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii May 03 20:44 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii May 03 20:44 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gwadar, Pakistan May 03 20:43 4.3 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Pakistan May 03 20:43 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 20:21 5.2 75 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 20:21 5.2 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 20:21 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Karamea May 03 20:16 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 19:28 4.5 67 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 19:28 4.8 76 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 19:28 4.8 61 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 03 19:27 3.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Nelson May 03 17:55 3.1 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Taupo May 03 17:54 2.9 163 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Redoubt Volcano, Alaska May 03 17:24 2.8 111 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Brenas, Puerto Rico May 03 17:22 2.7 106 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region May 03 17:22 2.7 106 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece May 03 16:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 16:46 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Karpathos, Greece May 03 16:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 16:26 3.8 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 03 15:50 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 03 15:43 3.1 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 15:15 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Irving, Texas May 03 15:11 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Irving - Sitting in restroom on east side of house. Felt shaking for 4-5 seconds
  • Irving TX - It felt like someone hit the house with a car, but very brief 2-3 seconds
  • Dallas - A few seconds light rumbling. Chimney vibrated. Has metal top.
  • Irving - Bed was shaking and everything else shaking
  • EMSC Northern Texas May 03 15:11 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nevada May 03 14:56 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hawthorne, Nevada May 03 14:56 3.5 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hawthorne, nv - No damage I know of.
  • EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 14:50 3.1 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Saku, Japan May 03 14:30 4.9 146 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 14:30 4.7 145 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 14:30 4.9 144 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 14:05 3.8 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Tarapaca, Chile May 03 13:38 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vallenar, Chile May 03 13:33 4.0 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Atacama, Chile May 03 13:33 4.0 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Taiwan Region May 03 13:09 4.7 26 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yonakuni, Japan May 03 13:09 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region May 03 13:09 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg May 03 13:03 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Anchor Point, Alaska May 03 12:35 3.6 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 03 12:21 3.7 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central California May 03 12:17 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Juan Bautista, California May 03 12:17 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 03 11:47 2.6 79 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands May 03 11:45 2.9 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region May 03 11:45 2.9 16 MAP I Felt It
    NSC Nuwakot, Nepal May 03 11:35 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lalitpur - AGAIN. Just now, about 5:20 pm local time; I have no bloody idea what the UCT time is. (Could you people please make the time relevant to us in the actual earthquake zone, if you don't mind?) Have felt three today. Three dings on the earthquake alarm, people felt it because almost no one has an alarm and everyone was shouting. SO sick of this. ER: UTC is like GMT Greenwich Time - Its a clock who is used so that everybody in the world knows what time it is :)
  • Lalitpur - it was a moderate one but lasted for few seconds only..about 14 mins ago..
  • Kathmandu - It was around 5:34 pm when I felt earthquake. I was watching movie when i suddenly felt it.every thing was shaking upside down it's 5:42 pm and I'm still felling it
  • ktm - not too bad
  • kolkata - Water backet are vibrating. Legs are dis balance. water in bottle moving little
  • EMSC Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif. May 03 11:07 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS View Park-windsor Hills, California May 03 11:07 3.8 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Los Angeles - No damage. Just felt uncomfortable. Don't know if i'd have felt it if i had been asleep.
  • California - No damage.
  • Torrance - No damage, was about 4:10am, I think it woke me up. My dog started barking and the windows and wall shook once. Only lasted a second or two.
  • California - no damage was caused but I supposed it was my dog on my bed scratching himself till I noticed my dog doesn't even sleep with me.
  • Lakewood - Some gentle shaking from east-west, enough to rattle furniture and wake us up. It lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • Long Beach, California - We were woken up from our sleep after feeling some shaking and rattling of windows. We have a townhouse and bedrooms are all upstairs. Scary feeling to wake up to.
  • Hawthorne, CA - Felt like a wave traversed the entire house and ground making it shake for about 5 seconds, the ground moved enough to make me want to get out of my room
  • Los Angeles - Woke up from the rumble of the house- no damage.
  • los Angeles - The bed was shaking along with the frames on the walls. The the rattling coming from the frames and the movement of the earthquake was enough to wake me up from my sleep.
  • Los Angeles - Around 4:10 am woke up to shaking. Neighborhood dogs were barking and my dog was pacing.
  • West Los Angeles - We were woken up by a tremor. Just one thing felt off on the floor but heart racing to wake up like that.
  • Los Angeles - on the second story apartment the windows rumbling loudly first slight shake there after that made me jump up, I had just dozed off!
  • cudahy, ca - I was up listening to music when i felt soda move n windows started to shake. It was a pretty strong shake i got scared. To me it felt much stronger than 3.9.
  • Los Angeles - Lokale tijd ongeveer 4:05. In het Hilton hotel op de airportLAX. En werden wakker door een geluid (leek op onweer) en het bed schudde heen en weer.
  • Santa Monica - Very faint but rapid tremors for about 5 seconds, then hearing car alarms go off in the neighborhood.
  • Beverly Hills - No damage. Strong shaking and rumble for 1-2 seconds
  • Lawndale - Building felt as though it were rocking back and forth. Pictures fell but no damage.
  • Torrance - Scared me awake at about 4:05. Only lasted a few seconds.
  • Los Angeles - felt my bed shaking in my sleep, thought it was a dream.
  • Inglewood - I had woke up dreaming, suddenly a distinction facing northern,quickly rumbles but, sends an eastwest rocking for at least 4 seconds.
  • Hawthorne, CA - It was like a very strong but extremely short shaking.
  • Culver City - Jarred my bed up and down and woke me up (I'm usually a pretty heavy sleeper). A little unnerving!
  • Hawthorne CA - enough shaking to wake me up
  • near Downtown LA - Was about ready to tell my sister and her friend to get up n get the dogs,get shoes and awaken my mom !
  • Inglewood - I was in bed and it felt like something big hit my apartment building. It was startling. Then the windows rattled and the building shook for awhile.
  • GEONET White Island May 03 10:56 3.1 337 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 03 10:53 3.0 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Maule, Chile May 03 10:45 3.7 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands May 03 10:42 3.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region May 03 10:42 3.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Talkeetna, Alaska May 03 09:52 3.2 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 03 09:50 3.9 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii May 03 09:19 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii May 03 09:19 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Libertador O'higgins, Chile May 03 09:05 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 03 08:42 2.6 323 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 03 07:24 4.3 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 03 07:24 4.3 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Magsaysay, Philippines May 03 07:09 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Butuan City - No damage. Initially thought I was palpitating. Chandelier was shaking slightly.
  • GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 03 07:09 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 03 07:09 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Invercargill May 03 06:59 2.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Iwai, Japan May 03 06:54 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 06:54 4.6 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Eastern Honshu, Japan May 03 06:54 4.7 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Arthur's Pass May 03 06:46 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Salta, Argentina May 03 06:41 4.2 210 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Western Xizang May 03 05:43 4.2 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Xizang May 03 05:43 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Offshore O'higgins, Chile May 03 05:23 2.9 33 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Crete, Greece May 03 04:52 3.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Seddon May 03 04:36 2.9 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Mid-atlantic Ridge May 03 04:17 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Central Mid-atlantic Ridge May 03 04:17 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Central Mid Atlantic Ridge May 03 04:17 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Namie, Japan May 03 04:02 5.0 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 03 04:02 5.2 3 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan May 03 04:02 4.8 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bosnia And Herzegovina May 03 03:57 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Medjugorje - Sì è sentito un forte tremito della stanza
  • medjugorje - Tremito dell'edificio
  • USGS Christiansted, U.s. Virgin Islands May 03 03:31 3.2 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region May 03 03:31 3.2 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey May 03 03:05 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region May 03 02:30 3.1 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Charlotte Amalie, U.s. Virgin Islands May 03 02:30 3.1 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand May 03 02:30 5.0 162 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Maketu, New Zealand May 03 02:30 4.8 175 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Rotorua May 03 02:30 4.9 217 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 03 02:30 4.7 217 MAP I Felt It
    USGS King Salmon, Alaska May 03 01:23 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon May 03 01:21 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mississippi May 03 01:08 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Canton, Mississippi May 03 01:08 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Canton, Mississippi May 03 00:39 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kalamazoo - The ceiling inside Kohls dept store sounded like it was going to collapse on us!
  • Shelby Township - I was sitting on my bed on the second floor of my house reading when I felt the house shaking and the bed moving from side to side. It seemed to go on for a little while.
  • holland - Outside washing the car. Heard it more than felt it. Sounded like it was something in my attic (likely I was hearing the house shake) strangest noise experience I ever heard, dismissed it, then learned from a friend it was a 4.2 near Galesburg.
  • Goshen, IN - Sitting in living room and felt the floor shake.
  • Grand Blanc - Whole house shook for about five seconds. I literally saw the ceiling move.
  • Jenison - Earthquake? I was outside in the backyard and didn't notice/feel anything. Wife, daughter, granddaughter came out asking "what was that?!?!" I said "what?". They said the house shook and dishes rattled. They thought I did something. Hey I just had a tape measure in my hands. Not gonna shake anything with that!
  • Madison - No damage, just a weak shaking lasting a second or so.
  • Canton - Sitting in truck and felt the shaking.
  • Canton - Felt two, 2nd much stronger than first.
  • Madison - Felt like a quick shudder.
  • Madison - It shook a pot on the counter and slightly shook the windows
  • Gluckstadt - We have felt 3 separate earthquakes, the last being the strongest. We heard a natural gas pipe line had exploded but cant confimr.
  • Madison, MS - Three family members felt the house shake. Two of us were sitting on a bed and on a chair, and we felt these shake. No known damage.
  • Madison - No damage. House shook a feeder seconds
  • Madison - Shook my bed - felt like someone hit the house with a truck
  • madison mississippi - felt a light shaking and then a very load banging noise
  • Madison - The house shook.
  • Madison - Sitting in the house felt house shake
  • Madison - Heard a rumble and felt the house shake for a few seconds. Ran outside, as did other neighbors. No damage.
  • Madison - Felt house shake three times. Second time was the worst.
  • Madison - Heard a rumble and felt a shake for a few seconds. My husband was up front and I was in the back with my two year old. I ran up from as he was going to the front door, both of us trying to see what the heck was going on. Neighbors were perplex, too. No one sustained any damage.
  • madison - Felt like a tree falling on the house.
  • Madison - House shook twice. No damage.
  • Comstock, mi - No noticeable damage. Very loud rumble, so much so that we thought a truck had lost its brakes and crashed. Everything rattled and there was a roar. I ran outside and saw several of my neighbors had done the same thing. It really was rather terrifying for a michigan girl who's never been through an earthquake before.
  • Madison - Felt a light shake
  • Canton - Heard three booms, the we're a couple pans jumped on the stove and felt the floor shake
  • Canton - Felt floor shake heard a couple booms pans jumped on the stove
  • Ridgeland, MS - A boom. The bed and house shook, slightly. No damage.
  • Gluckstadt - Felt like a something crashed into my house.
  • Stanton - Rattled plates and bowls in kitchen. Noticed plants shaking for about 5 seconds
  • Ridgeland - Felt like a vehicle crashed in my yard. (Had several in past). No damage that I can see.
  • Lexington Holmes County - Heard a loud boom
  • Flora - Like a loud distant thunder followed by a deep, low rumble under feet (I'm on the 2nd floor) and walls slightly rattled. Like a dryer rattling real bad.
  • Long Beach - No matter how big or small they all scared me. This one woke me up from my sleep
  • Onsted, MI - May 2, ~12:25 pm Rumbling and shaking of the house. Knew right away what it was because it was similar to earthquake I experienced in NE Ohio around 1986 or 1987. That one was stronger though.
  • madison - heard an unfamiliar sound and my wrought iron stand started shaking in the dining room
  • Kennesaw - low frequency shaking in the house like a truck or train going by the house. Lasted for about 30-45 minutes that I could notice
  • Canton, MS - I thought someone was blowing up something near by when a neighbor told me about it. I was sitting on my couch and the I felt the floor shaking and some dishes moving.
  • Madison MS - In the kitchen area a light shaking then a loud and hard noise and shaking and again the same noise. sound like someone was blowing up something. It was very frightened.
  • EMSC Mississippi May 03 00:39 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Canton - No damage
  • Madison - Heard a boom, then felt the house shake, a few minutes later another boom and a shake, one more boom, no shake felt. Don't believe any damage was done.
  • Madison - Just shaking slightly.
  • Madison, ms - Heard bump and felt slight shaking.
  • USGS Calama, Chile May 03 00:35 4.2 118 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 03 00:35 4.3 117 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Kaikoura May 03 00:33 3.8 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
    ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 02 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Mymensingh - Scared
  • TAIPEI - Pour moi un nouveau a eu lieu le 2 mai vers 16h hotel howard Garden the suites au 14 ème étage
  • St.Charles - It was a weak shaking going woom, woom, the crack on the front porch that is years old is bigger now. When we reported in, it was said to have been felt in Midland michigan as well.
  • Hudsonville - Shaking for 10-20 seconds
  • Lambton shores on. - At 12:25 my wife and I felt the house shaking and my cupboard doors rattled for a duration of approximately 15 seconds.
  • GEONET Te Anau May 02 23:03 3.0 125 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Aegean Sea May 02 22:20 2.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kodari, Nepal May 02 21:44 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nepal May 02 21:44 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 02 20:41 3.1 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 02 20:31 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sarangani, Philippines May 02 20:31 4.4 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Talaud Islands, Indonesia May 02 20:31 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia May 02 20:31 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Romania May 02 20:29 2.8 99 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 02 20:26 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Antofagasta, Chile May 02 20:02 3.2 136 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Spirit Lake, Idaho May 02 19:09 2.6 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Idaho May 02 19:09 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Anau May 02 19:08 2.7 117 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Araroa May 02 18:32 3.1 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Attu Station, Alaska May 02 17:58 4.4 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Islands, Aleutian Islands May 02 17:58 4.4 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Seddon May 02 17:36 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Whitianga May 02 17:33 3.0 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 02 16:50 5.7 32 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 02 16:50 5.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 02 16:50 5.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeast Of Honshu, Japan May 02 16:50 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Galesburg, Michigan May 02 16:23 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • jenison michigan - The ground minammaly shook
  • Holland,MI - Laying down in bed, son was playing in the computer in the basement. Strong enough to vibrate the house for a solid minute or two.
  • Holly - My whole family felt the earthquake and thought it was just someone walking heavy behind us because we were all at home.
  • Kalamazoo, MI - entire house shook and all the neighbors', indoor and outdoors, felt it. Probably only lasted 5-10 seconds.
  • Kalamazoo - On the third floor. Things on the wall shook. Only a few seconds.
  • St. Joseph, Michigan - Vibrations, glasses rattling. Lasted maybe four or five seconds, got the dogs barking, plants were shaking for another 30 seconds.
  • Hamilton MI - Whole house shook for about 20-30 seconds
  • Midland - Heard odd sound and felt light shaking. Anyone else feel it?
  • Michigan - Nothing much but things shakes nothing fell but you could feel it
  • Erie - Felt shaking for a few seconds then it stopped then felt it again
  • Grand Rapids - Was sitting on the 5th floor of the Calvin College Hekman Library. Heard a low rumbling noise followed by a light shaking and the windows shaking. Those around me stopped what they were doing and asked what was going on or if others felt it.
  • Howell - House shook for 10 seconds felt like bulldozer driving by the house
  • Kalamazoo - I own 3 properties , the one I am in in the city, experienced no damage I will check both other properties right now
  • Riverdale, MI. - shaking for a good 15 seconds. Rattling dishes in the cabinets. No damage to house.
  • Grand Rapids - Sitting on the 5th floor of Calvin College's library and felt the whole building swaying. No evident Damage.
  • Kalamazoo - Whole apartment complex shook. No damage seen yet
  • Northville - House shoke
  • battle creek - 3d floor apt trembled for about 60 seconds
  • Jenison, MI - Light shaking felt and windows rattled, a few seconds passed and then we felt it again and windows rattled again. Many neighbors went outside to see what caused the shaking.
  • holland - From CA so know feel of an earthquake. Started out as far away rumble then house shook mildly as rubble went through and move away. Could hear it move away. Somewhat different than the ones I've experienced in CA No damage. hoard to judge but felt like high 2 or low 3
  • South Lyon, Mi - Property damage unclear. On second floor eating late breakfast with my wife. It was 10/15 seconds. Rattled some dishware. Approximately 12:23pm.
  • Union City - No damage, but a loud rumbling and moderate shaking of my house.
  • Kalamazoo Michigan - Strongest one I've ever felt, lived in Michhigan my whole life.
  • Kalamazoo - Fish tanks shaking, loud noises. Sounded like an elephant on the roof. Minor tremble felt from feet.
  • South Bend - Heard rumbling and shaking....
  • Burlington - It was weird! I felt a weird pressure sensation in my ears and the house shook. I walked outside to see if an accident or an explosion had happened.
  • charlotte, MI - About 12:25 est. shaking for about 8 seconds
  • Lowell, michigan - I was sitting in a chair on the grass and felt shaking for about seven seconds
  • Linden - Just felt the house move a little, wasn't sure what it was until people posted on Facebook. I only felt it for a brief moment <3 seconds.
  • Quincy - Everything in the house shook, glasses rattled no damage only lasted seconds, maybe 10 to 20.
  • Ada Michigan - No damage. Shaking lasted 20-40 seconds. Two birdbaths continued to have ripples after I no longer felt the shaking. Scary but cool.
  • mount clemens - 15 minutes ago my house shook for bout ten seconds. Im from los Angeles, it sure felt like it. My dog also is freaking out before and during. Please let me kniw if new madrid is awake!
  • Sturgis, MI - about 12:30PM (noon) lasting more than a minute. No apparent damage.
  • Owosso, Michigan - Laying in bed felt like it was rolling around.
  • Handy township - No damage, but definitely some slight shaking at 12:23 pm, 05/02/2015,about 5-10 seconds long.
  • GRAND RAPIDS - I was sitting on bed and it felt like someone jumping on the bed
  • Grand Rapids, MI - no damage
  • New Hudson, MI - my house shook a little for about 4 seconds
  • Dowagiac - Light but noticeable shaking, no damage sustained.
  • Sterling Heights - Slight shaking
  • Ann Arbor, MI - Weak shaking for a few seconds.
  • Holland, Michigan - Freaky
  • Ada - No damage
  • Wyoming, MI - Felt the floor shaking while sitting
  • South Lyon - Sitting on my bed when my bed and lamp started shaking.
  • Springfield - it sounded like a truck hit the building i was in.
  • Saline - Couch was vibrating.
  • Portage - Light shaking about 15-20 seconds long.
  • comstock michigan - Felt shook trees shook
  • Kentwood - No damage. But the house visibly shook for 3-5 seconds.
  • Holland MI - Lying in bed trying to nap, shook house. Birds got very quiet outside.
  • Fenton, MI - Saw ceiling moving
  • Okemos, MI - Sitting in parked car in Okemos, MI on the phone with a friend in Grand Rapids, MI. We both felt the light shaking at the exact same time for 3-5 seconds.
  • Bay City, MI - It felt like someone was standing next to me shaking my desk & chair
  • East Lansing - Laying in bed and my apartment started shaking! Never experienced and earthquake before.
  • Portage - Whole house was shaking. Sounded like a bomb went off from a distance. No damages. Things fell off the shelf.
  • Saline, Michigan - Thought it was a truck at first but lasted too long and too strong. Floor vibrated and some items rattled - lasted maybe 30+ seconds.
  • Holland, mi 49424 - Shaking and rattling for a few seconds a little after noon may 2, 2015
  • Pullman - No damage
  • Delton - no damage, stuff in pantrys shaking and vibrating and loud rumbling
  • Holland MI USA - Holland MI house shook
  • Holland - north side - Was on my deck - it swayed significantly for just a few seconds
  • South Haven - No damage
  • Saline - Sounded/felt like strong winds hitting the building...creaking siding & like there was a pressure exchange in the building
  • cooper township - my whole house shook, felt like my washer was on the spin cycle
  • Holland - The shaking only lasted around 4 seconds, but it was sudden
  • Fenton - No damage but the entire house shook
  • Mattawan - Everyone in the house, on all three levels, felt it. Furniture was shaking, animals reacted immediately, and it seemed prolonged.
  • Jenison - Live in apartment, slight shaking and rumble first, got louder and stronger, subsided to slight shaking again as it rolled away. Lived through a 7.2 in CA in 1992 and this was just as nerve wracking.
  • Michigan Center - Watching some tv when a slight shake was noticed. Dogs were also startled by the event.
  • Comstock Park - Moderate shaking to slight 30 seconds May 2, 2015 1223pm
  • Saginaw - Floors, desk and walls hook, felt like a "large" train passing by. Nothing fell.
  • Sheridan - House shook, loud boom.
  • Marcellus - The house was shaking but nothing fell !!
  • Lansing - Was sitting at the computer at Foster Library;desk and computer was shaking, moving back and forth; was wondering why it was doing this.
  • Ann Arbor - I lived in the SF bay area for 16 yr so I thought this was probably an earthquake. It was very brief, e.g., 1-2 seconds -- more like a shockwave - there was some sound associated with it, but this may have been from movement of the wood-frame house I am in. Reminded me of a 4.0 quake on the Hayward fault I felt in Berkeley in ~1985 -- more of a "pop" than a quake with sustained shaking. No damage. Are there fracking operatins/injection wells in Galesburg?
  • Hastings - Light vibration
  • Battle Creek - Heavy trembling of floor. No damage
  • Mount Pleasant - I was startled!
  • holland,mi - my coworkes wife called from holland, mi and said it shook the house so bad she thought a vehicle crashed into the home and it caused a pipe to break in their basement
  • ST. JOHNS, MI - Husband sitting on the sofa, sofa shook for 2-3 secs followed by another wave.
  • Williamsburg - Working in office about 12:24 felt like giant hand was shaking the whole house. The closet doors were squeaking and felt the vibration through the floor
  • East Tawas - 3-5 seconds of wobbling in our camper followed by a milder aftershock observed here in East Tawas.
  • Midland - Sudden jolt shook umbrella table outside and china cabinet inside
  • Swartz Creek - I thought my husband ran something into the wall in the garage. My son came up from his bedroom in the basement and said that the walls were shaking
  • Brownstown, MI - Was in my bedroom and the entire solid wood bed and all other furniture shook as though a train went through the house. My jewelry shook and rattled in my armoire.
  • MIDLAND - Felt my apartment shaking.
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49525 - I work for an apartment community and our office is open today. My staff and I felt and noticed floors, chairs, desks, etc shake lightly. Nothing was damaged and the shaking didn't last long.
  • Ann Arbor - Very weak shaking for a few seconds. No damage.
  • Southfield - Could feel the building shaking a bit at the fourth floor level.
  • East Lansing - No Damage
  • Lansing, MI - I could feel the couch & floor shaking. The windows, pictures & glass cabinet was shaking, could see the movement inside the house.
  • Grand Rapids - No damage. Felt as if very large truck outside on street, main floor shook for a few seconds.
  • Elkhart - The windows in my house shuttered...
  • Ceresco - Was sitting on couch and it shook. Was talking to my niece at the time and she felt it 25 miles away. No damage known of.
  • Grand Rapids - Sitting in upper level of bi-level home. Felt vibrations 2-3 seconds and then they stopped. Vibrations began again and got stronger. Could hear low rumblings. Vibrations and rumbling lasted 5-6 seconds. Strong enough to visually look for pets in case we had to run!
  • Kalamazoo - Was sleeping as I work late. Woke to what I thought was someone shaking the crap out of my bed. It lasted around 30 seconds. Followed by a one second aftershock. If Kalamazoo starts suffering from earthquakes, I'm moving someplace that's used to dealing with them. I'd feel better living on the third floor of a quake-reinforced building.
  • Westland - No damage
  • Jackson - Neighborhood dogs started barking. House shook.
  • Toledo - Sitting at computer and suddenly felt entire house shake from basement to 2nd floor. Saw walls slightly tremor. As shaking continued then began to hear rattling of my china, etc. A 6" crack in my DR wall doubled in length.
  • South Gull Lake, Michigan - Our location is 12 miles north of possible center and included a loud "boom" right as the shaking started. No damage discovered yet. So far, it appears that only pictures were knocked off level.
  • Oak Park, IL - felt very mild shaking while sitting on the couch and mirror on wall was shaking slightly - noteworthy enough that I got on-line to see if there was an earthquake
  • Henderson - Just heard a weird dull noise or noise from shaking. Felt like someone was slamming a door really hard from different places in the house.
  • Belmont - felt shaking and heard rumbling about 4 seconds
  • Dimondale MI - Bed and dresser shook for 10-15 seconds. Husband was 15 feet away in another room and felt nothing. No sound-just light shaking. No property damage.
  • Middleville - We felt the whole apartment shake for about thirty seconds it was a steady shake and quite noticeable as to what it was
  • dorr, mi - a quick rumble cats went running for cover
  • Saginaw Twp - small tremor - no damage
  • Newaygo - No damage
  • Ann Arbor - Everything just started shaking. Not enough to do damage, but definitely enough to notice it
  • Mattawan MI - Walking across
  • Coopersville - My husband and I were home and heard a rumble and the house shaking. He looked outside and in the basement, everything was ok. He said he thought it was a earthquake. So I searched the internet to see and found this site.
  • Allegan - House shook, glass rattled in windows and heard creaking didn't knock anything off the walls, but it felt like everything was vibrating and I heard a rumble with it. I thought maybe a semi was parked next to the house but considering the distance of the road I knew it had to be a tremor or earthquake.
  • Chelsea - My cinder block built house shook, really hard for about 4 seconds, then vibrated for another 5 seconds and stopped. No damage.
  • Remus, Michigan - It felt like someone stood behind the sofa and shook it.
  • Sanford, Mi - No damage. Watching tv with my grandchildren. Looked at them and they were moving back and forth on the couch. Very scared.
  • battle creek - Whole apartment house shook for about 60 seconds it was crazy
  • Wyoming, MI - I was in a 2nd floor apartment and it felt like a giant hand was on the roof, nudging the whole building. Things were rattling around for 5 seconds or so.
  • Downriver - slight shaking. no damage done.
  • Standish Michigan - Shake my house
  • farmington mi - Felt the house shake gently and very briefly. Glass and hanging pieces continued to rattle for 3-5 seconds.
  • Palo - Garage shook
  • Lake Odessa - Lasted 20-30 seconds. Weak Shaking.
  • Entrican, 48888 - I was in the bathroom & yes, LOL, I was taking care of business. The room shook & trembled. I have felt ice fall from our metal roof in winter & this was so much stronger without the thud! Had I been walking I am sure I'd have felt it as well. I could hear the house creaking, windows rattling. I did feel one years ago but this one was definitely stronger.
  • Jackson - Felt like a child jumping on the floor in the same room.
  • Athens - Heard a slight rumble that got louder like a heavy dump truck driving by but then the house shook and glasses in my cupboard and in my fridge clanked together. The ground shook and felt like it was shifting side to side. Lasted about 10 seconds. Nothing broke no damage.
  • Burton - I was sitting down when the couch began to sway back and forth. My house is a strong brick structure so I immediately wondered if it was an earthquake. My children didn't notice anything but I felt it plain as day. This was the first time I've ever actually felt an earthquake in my 31 years here. Pretty cool if you ask me as long as nobody was hurt.
  • Okemos - Three distinct waves, house creaked, audible rumbles, resembled very high wind motion, glassware rattled, felt floor shake underfoot.
  • Pewamo, MI - Light shaking and rattling of the house and large objects within it for a few seconds after the initial shock.
  • Saginaw - The whole house shook then the neighbors all came outside. Thought it was a gas explosion. Lasted about 20 seconds. No damage.
  • Port Huron Mi - I felt couch shack/sway back and forth for about 10 secs. Not sure if other people in my area felt it as it was weak. I'm in south east MI
  • Battle creek - Sounded like semi truck rolling into driveway. Windows rattled.
  • Clarkston - The first tremble felt like a strong gust of wind was hitting the house, which is what I thought it was at first. The second one made it sound like our second level was going to fall down on us.
  • portland - No damage. Shook for 10 sec or so
  • Davison MI - I thought the grandkids were jumping in the mobile home (they shake easy), but both were sitting down. Then I thought I was nuts, but a friend in Grand Blanc said he felt it also.
  • Centreville - Was standing on the other side of laundry room and thought it was weird I could feel the washing machine. Didn't realize until later that it was an earthquake
  • Stevensville - Clearly felt and saw the shaking. Heard rumble, different than train. I knew it was an earthquake.
  • Gaines Twp, MI - Felt like the house was trying to move in two directions at the same time.
  • Flint - I was on the computer, and the desk began to sway for about ten to twenty seconds, enough for me to realize I didn't understand what was happening. Felt another, weaker rumble that only lasted for a few seconds a minute or two afterward.
  • Eagle - weak shake ~1 second. No damage
  • Linden, Michigan - dishes in cupboard rattled, mirror shook, heard & saw but did not feel it
  • Grand Junciton mi - No Damage, house and pictures on the wall shook.
  • Frankenmuth - Felt shaking but no damage. It sounded like a rumble across the ceiling.
  • Jackson - Felt weak shaking that lasted about 10 seconds. I did not know it was an earthquake at the time.
  • Berrien Springs - Berrien Springs. Eating brunch inside when the house began to vibrate. Vibrations were fast, with a sound like a washing machine on high spin.
  • kalamazoo township - Me and wife was sitting in suv in Walmart parking lot and the whole truck started shaking like someone was jumping on it or rocking it. Had no clue what it was until daughter called us from home, and said the whole house shook and the vacuum fell over.
  • Zeeland - Shaking was noticeable . No damage. Felt by many in different rooms of home.
  • muskegon - In was in the living room and felt the whole house start shaking for about a minute and a half. Wow really weird!
  • Adrian, MI, United States - felt floor shaking and things in the bathroom cabinet made some noise from shaking
  • Flint - My couch, table, and chairs were all shaking and it was pretty noticeable.
  • Greentown, IN - Was watching tv when I felt the house shimmy for about 2.5 seconds. Wind can cause a similar effect, however, I checked a few weather sites including The forecast calls for West southwest wind around 8 mph. With no wind gusts. I live in a trailer and believe the way the trailer sits on the concrete pad; four sets of cinder blocks, acted as a sort of amplifier. No damage sustained.
  • Rockford - Shaky
  • Fowlerville - 2 to 3 seconds and definite shaking and patio furniture moved on the deck.
  • Ann Arbor - No damage. Not everyone felt it.
  • tallmadge - Just sat down to eat lunch and the floor started shaking, a couple pictures on a cabinet started shaking and the dining rm light swung very lightly. I said to myself, that was an earthquake! Lasted about 5 seconds. First one I ever felt!
  • Burr oak - Slight rumbling noise before shake shook for about 30 seconds
  • Three Oaks MI - Dishes rattled, heard it and it woke the cat up.
  • Evans - I felt the floor shaking and the chair i was sitting in was shaking moderately. the computer moniter in front of me was rattling.
  • Adrian, Mi - Was sitting on my deck. The whole deck vibrated for several seconds.
  • Ann Arbor - Our house felt shaking like an intense thunder roll that lasted less than a minute or so though felt like forever.
  • Coopers ills - No damage.
  • Battle Creek - Whole house shook for about ten seconds. Seemed to get progressively worse. Doors and windows rattled upstairs. No damage noticed.
  • wixom, mi - It felt like some heavy construction vehicles were either working or passing by
  • Mattawan - Actually sounded, and felt, like a large dump truck dumping a load of large rocks onto a hard surface.
  • Battle Creek - Church building was shaking and rumbling felt for approximately 30 seconds around 12:20 pm
  • Kalamazoo - I was sitting in the Subway on Oakland and Whites Rd. and I felt the table start to shake. Then I looked toward the windows and saw the windows flexing in and out like bubbles in a rectangular hoop. Everyone in the restaurant thought I was a little odd for thinking that the earthquake was neat. Hey...that is one thing I can cross off my bucket list. I've always wanted to feel an earthquake, but not one serious enough to kill anyone.
  • Clarksville, MI - Heard a loud booming rumble and felt vibration for about 15 seconds. No damage that I can tel has happened
  • Pettisville, OH - No damage, but son and I both felt the whole house shake for about 2 seconds.
  • Saint Joseph - No Damage
  • battle creek - I just came in the house floor was wobbling and flexing. The windows were rattling with the might of a 1000watt RMS subwoofer. But the floor was really amazing like waves.
  • Grand Ledge - I was walking to my front door look down and saw my cats who had wide eyes and acting strange. I heard things moving in my front room. Saw the tables, bookcase, vases and figurines slightly shaking.
  • Bloomingdale - We heard a low, extended rumbling like the air conditioning unit coming on. The roof and walls rumbled. It was more sound than feeling, but we noticed the desk tremble underneath our hands.
  • east grand rapids - Lamp shade rattling against mirror. Would feel shaking under my feet.
  • Flint - House creaked for a few seconds
  • Grand rapids - Felt it here!
  • paw paw - Wall And celing shaking. Sounds of rumbling.
  • Greenville - I was making lunch in our kitchen and the whole house started shaking, you could hear the glasses rattle together. Only lasted maybe 10 seconds.
  • ortonville mi - Was on deck reading paper deck shook no damage
  • Troy - On second floor of house, heard a boom and bookcase moved and objects on top moved around. The chair I was sitting in moved. All this around 12:30PM
  • Imlay City - Was laying on the couch and felt the house move, the windchime on the deck made a lot of noise as if a huge wind came through. No wind.
  • Hale, MI - We felt the floor shake, and our chairs and mirrors shook. It was all very light, but alarming!
  • Troy - No damage. I heard my house creak and felt my couch wobble. Love your website!
  • Davisburg - I felt it, entire house shook for 5 seconds or so. No damage.
  • Angola, IN - Enough to make me check outside to see our cats a little panicked.
  • Saginaw - Heard a fairly loud bang like someone jumped on the floor upstairs and then the house rattled for a few seconds.
  • 2 miles ESE of Olivet, MI - Sounded like a truck backing into the house. Scared the dog.
  • Temperance - Rumbling like truck going down street but stronger. Neighbor said glasses shook.
  • Owosso, MI - Whole house seemed to shake.
  • Holly, MI - Felt my house shaking. Looked at the wall clock and saw that it was also vibrating with the shakes. Felt as though my basement below me was crumbling, but no damages were done. Lasted for several seconds; but long enough to realize something very strange was happening. Don't know if it's related, but felt very nauseous prior to and shortly afterwards.
  • Angola - Windows rattled which me up from a nap....
  • Chicago - No damage, just felt my apartment shake for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Adrian - I was lying down upstairs. The house felt like it was shaking from beneath me and I could hear it as well. I was mostly worried that there was something wrong with the house (a friend's blew up years ago). I didn't realize that everyone felt it.
  • Grand Haven - light shaking, nothing in the house moved a lot but there was a little noise from some things vibrating a little. Not sure how long the shaking lasted, as the earthquake woke me up.
  • Niles, MI - Sitting in LR, having lunch .. Felt shaking, heard rumbling .. Thought was big truck passing down street, looked, NO truck .. Thought to myself, "this must be an earthquake?"
  • west olive - live in a modular home. shook hard enough to wake me and my son up. no damage. thank god.
  • mount pleasant - Lots of noise on roof. Enough shaking to be noticable. No damage.
  • Redford Township - Lasted about 10 seconds. It felt like someone was grabbing our roof and shaking it, not the ground. A few small items fell. No damage
  • Muskegon, MI - Light tremor, sound like large truck
  • dowagiac - Dowagiac mi I felt it my whole bed was shaking while I was laying down and my jewelry was shaking in its box It lasted very briefly not as bad as the one In Washington
  • Grand Rapids - I was in the pole barn on a ladder getting a leaf rake off a pallet rack shelving unit and everything started shaking. Leaf rake tines were shaking a lot.
  • Dowling MI - we felt the walls and glass tremble would have thought a train was going by the garage here in Dowling mi
  • Holland - Low rumbling sound. Almost mistook it for wind if I hadn't seen my husband and the walls slightly shaking. Lasted only a few seconds.
  • Fennville, MI - I don't believe there was any damage.
  • Eau Claire - I was in truck camper: felt the camper shaking/vibrating and heard what sounded like distant rumbling.
  • Howell - Whole house was shaking, dishes in china cabinet were rattling, chandelier was slightly swinging.
  • three rivers michigan - Whole house shook and knocked things over
  • Burr Oak - Was outside and the table on the porch was rattling. loud noise came and faded. I knew it was a mild earthquake I had just felt.
  • Spring Arbor - Rumbling like a big heavy truck was on the street but louder. Dog was barking.
  • Ann Arbor - House shook, felt similar to a semi hitting a pothole. No damage observed.
  • Lapeer - No damage but felt it heard a few rattles of items but very odd feeling.
  • Holland - No damage, EVERYBODY, including the dog, felt it for 5 seconds or so. Could hear rumbling. Felt exactly like standing near a moving train.
  • Middleville - My husband and I felt and heard it! Everything shook like crazy and windows rattled. No damage but I swore things were going to fly! Our dog tried running but didn't know where to go. Felt like a semi was going to drive through our house!
  • Kalamazoo,Mi - I felt the entire house shake! The reverberations were preceded by a thumping sound.
  • Eau Claire - Light shaking/vibration and could hear distant rumbling,almost like thunder.No damage,as far as I know.
  • Brighton - No damage known so far. Internal shaking of items in cabinets, doors, lighting, furniture. Wobbled my chair while I was seated. Entire house shook and surrounding property
  • Perry - I felt the couch start shaking and my mom felt things rattling and shaking in the kitchen.
  • Portage - Felt deep rumbling and some small knickknacks shook.
  • Frankenmuth - House shook, dishes rattled, small object moved
  • Bedford Township - People inside and outside all felt the quaking. We had the sense that the house had been hit by a truck, but the sound of glass and metal clanking lasted for several seconds.
  • Hudsonville - We felt the house floor shake and dishes in the cupboards. Heard a rumbling like heavy equipment but was none. Very stressful for a few seconds.
  • Greenville - House shook
  • Otsego - I was moving around in my chair and felt it - asked my husband and he was wondering what it was too.
  • mecosta - no damage - just a bump -- slight east to west sway
  • Richland,MI - 2nd story of house. Woke me from sound sleep. Whole house shook. Seemed like 2-3 min. House/foundation damage unknown.
  • Chicago - I would place this between MMI III and MMI IV. Sitting at counter working on computer, objects on shelf began rattling, plant on shelf vibrating noticeably. Thought it was random city stuff, but no trucks passing, no construction going on (residential neighborhood), quiet otherwise. Felt vibration thru floor both sitting and standing (I'm on third floor of three story apt building). Lasted for what seemed an extended period compared to previous minor quakes here. Subsided, then resumed.
  • Laingsburg, MI - Laying in a lawn chair reading. My chair shook and garage made sounds
  • Cheboygan - I was sitting on the side of the bed on the second floor and felt it shake of about 10 second.
  • Owosso - I wasn't sure what it was at first. The things on my desk started moving around also my printer. Son called from Mt. Pleasant said the bed started moving and woke him up.
  • Farmington Hills - Sitting on couch felt shake. On driveway side. Thought someone backed Into house.
  • St. John's - The world exploded around me
  • Middlebury - Not sure what it was at first. Laughed when someone said it was an earthquake. Couldn't be an extremely strong wind as the trees were not blowing outside!
  • Bristol, IN - Shook the whole house, windows rattled for several seconds, free standing glass cabinet shook, dog barked like crazy, our house is built on sand/glacier moraine
  • Zeeland - It was mostly a sound and a light shake
  • Union City - No damage but my son and I thought it was a big truck going down the road.
  • Sparta - none
  • Hillsdale - While sitting indoors I heard a loud noise almost like a very large truck coming down the road, or something hitting the floor in the basement. No damage.
  • Grand Haven - Shook the house for a couple of minutes, no damage to the property.
  • Ludington - The house shook!
  • palo - Felt like someone kicked the couch
  • battle creek - I felt moderate shaking and vibration under my feet. It sounded and felt like huge mack trucks were outside my house.
  • Grand Rapids - Nothing major, I felt one in NC a couple years ago and this one was clearly bigger.
  • Coldwater - loud noise, house shook, like a VERY large farm tractor going by but lasting longer than it would take such tractor to pass our property.
  • Whitmore Lake, MI - House shook back and forth for several seconds and we heard items on top of entertainment center rattle. No damage.
  • Zeeland - Our house just shook it was cool! And kinda scary.
  • Kentwood - Rumbling that seemed to come from beneath house. Shaking windows, pictures on the walls, etc.
  • Portage - Wow! It felt like a semi truck had crashed at full speed into our building. You could see the wave as it moved through, lifting the ground slightly upwards.
  • Grand Haven - my walls were shaking moderately for about 8 seconds
  • fenton mi - heard a rumble and it was not wind, then house started to shake, lasted about a minute, thought I was going into sink hole, very scary. Knew it must have been earthquake tremor. Glad it's over, hope it never happens again. Could cause major damage to structures.
  • Springfild township - Very light shaking of china cabilight.. I was in the basement just sounded like kids running across the floor because I have an uneven living room floor so my cabinets were shaking... Kind of worries me to have things like that happening so close to home just makes me think the world is definitely changing !
  • Standish - Felt couch I was sitting on rock back and forth. Heard ceiling joists creaking.
  • Comstock - Rattled pictures off the walls
  • Fennville,,Michigan - Rumble under floor at 12:25(approx) p.m. Dog felt it and heard it and barked. I heard a low rumble sound along with tremble under my feet.
  • Portage, MI - In large store in Portage, MI. Saw windows of store vibrate. Others thought store had been hit by a semi-truck.
  • Toledo, Ohio - Rumbling noise and shaking lasting 5-10 seconds. Had pictures shaking on the walls but none fell.
  • Holland - No damage but chair I was sitting in and whole house shook. Even the pillowcases on the bed were flapping like they were on a clothesline. Sounded like a piece of heavy equipment outside the house.
  • Portage - Whole house shook for less than a minute. Heard a loud rumble that intensified and subsided within the time-frame. No damage as far as I can tell, a few empty boxes moved but nothing fell.
  • Mecosta - No damage
  • Fife Lake - I was laying down on the floor and all of a sudden it felt like I was on a water bed for about 10-15 seconds. No damage/ No strange noises, just movement of "up and down" feeling.
  • Lansing Michigan - The shaking lasted approx. 5 to 7 seconds. Seemed to come in waves. The TV shook back and forth and my cat stood up and looked around. This was the third one I have felt in my lifetime. 02 May 2015
  • Twin Lake - No known damage at this time. Felt sofa and floor shake for a few seconds. Pets became agitated. (One cat leaped about 15 feet from a 'cat tree' at the window across an entire room and into the adjoining room.)
  • Portage - I was upstairs when it happened, felt like a truck went by but lasted for 10-15 seconds. Neighbors felt it also. My kids were outside and felt it. Not damage that I know of....
  • kalamazoo - I was awaken by a loud noise I thought a car had hit or tree had fallen on the house.
  • Detroit - Sitting at computer on second level, felt "noticeable" shaking - monitor, trinkets on shelf and plant leaves shook.
  • allegan michigan - Whole house shook no damage
  • Battle Creek - At a restaurant on Capital Avenue in Battle Creek MI; Loud rumbling began, sounded like a low-flying jet or a freight train next door. Our ttable shook, soy sauce and napkin holder shook hard; husband looked to be shuddering, but he was really just sitting there.
  • Bay City - Thought son was hitting his butt on the side of bed to wake me up but he was sitting on the floor playing with his toys.
  • Kalamazoo - No damage. I thought it was a large truck at first. My dogs were very confused!
  • fenton - Sitting in my kitchen and felt the whole house move,like a strong wind was going to blow it over.It only lasted a couple seconds when i got up to look to see what it was i noticed no wind, so i thought that was an earthquake and looked on the web and sure enough it was. My friend thought i was nuts ha.I felt the one in flint back 20 years ago and that one felt like a semi going down the road,it lasted like twenty seconds.
  • Manchester Michigan - Wall shook picture vibrated lasted about 15 seconds
  • grand rapids - House and doornobs shaking.
  • Royal Oak - Whole bed shook for several seconds.
  • Galesburg - The whole house shook for about ten seconds knocked pictures off the walls and broke stuff in china cabinet. I thought my furnace exploded. Started soft got progressively stronger then faded as it came.
  • Auburn, Indiana - Felt whole house shake. Stuff on shelves shook
  • Allegan, mi - The entire house shook. I heard the dishes in the cupboards rattle. It was scary I thought we had been bombed.
  • Ann Arbor Michigan - 8th floor of Children's hospital, thought it was construction. Felt floor shaking for 10 seconds
  • muskegon - House shook, windows rattled, lamp shades moved, curtains swayed. Felt like huge earth moving equipment was right outside the front door. Made me dizzy, and i was sitting down. I knew immediately it was a quake !!! (No damage, even tho whole house shook......)
  • Parchment - Strongest quake i have ever felt! first a series of loud obnoxious booms.. boom boom boom boom then the floor felt like waves, lights swaying. thought our house had a gas leak happening or city was working on gas lines & ruptured them. very scared. everything appears to be OK, checked all 3 floor of our house.
  • Three Rivers MI - Loud rumbling, then moderate vibration, followed by the entire house shaking. Frightening!
  • Grand Haven, MI - Very strange and exciting. My plants were moving. Very short duration but there def. was a sound and it felt like it came from the south...which it did!
  • Lansing MI - Third (top) floor apartment across from Lansing Mall. Shook for about 5 to 7 seconds. Came in waves. TV shook back and forth. A little unsettling.
  • Midland - I have never experienced this before that I know of, so therefore my moderate shaking rating. I was on the computer and my screen shook back and forth for about 5-10 seconds. The whole house shook and it sounded like someone was up in the attic. We have a canopy in the driveway over the boat and I could hear the tie-downs hitting the poles.
  • Kentwood - Not to bad slight shake like a semi passed by
  • Grand Haven - Slight shaking. No damage.
  • windsor - Minor shake
  • Burt, Mi - Felt shaking and things rattled for about 20 seconds woke our daughter up.
  • Eagle Mi. - I was mopping the floor all the sudden I heard a loud noise like a truck going down the interstate. at first I thought it was a truck off I 96 but however the loud noise and the shaking continued for about 10 seconds.
  • Freeport Mi - We felt it. It lasted at least ten seconds. Started as rumbling and ended with a large bump or bang sound. House shook. We ran outside to see if a tree or something fell. I thought it was probably a tandem log truck going by too fast that banged into a pothole.
  • Lowell, MI - Whole house was shaking, dishes rattled, you could hear the rumble for 15 - 20 seconds. One of asked "What's happening?"
  • Davison - felt like someone kicked the wall and couch
  • Grandville - Recording a Podcast and got the shaking and reaction on audio Crazy time through me off!
  • Rochester - It felt like a heavy truck was driving by, or someone was moving heavy furniture on the floor below me or , but there is no floor below me.
  • Clio, MI - Slight shaking for 15-20 seconds, no apparent damage.
  • Potage - Not aware of damage
  • Kentwood - About 10 seconds of shaking. No damage
  • adrian michigan - Was starting in my living room and the whole house started shaking didn't know what was going on until looking online
  • Cannon Township, Michigan - We were sitting in recliners in our basement family room when we heard a sound like 40 heavy dump trucks approaching from all directions. This sound was growing gradually louder. It sounded like the trucks were going to come right up to the house. Then we heard a rattling sound lime very large hail hitting the house. This continued for about 30 - 45 seconds. I turned to looked out the window and saw a brilliant blue sky and birds hopping around. Our dogs were asleep on the carpeted floor
  • Croton - Croton/Hardy area: House shook, items/windows rattled, heard a "rumble". No damage discovered so far.
  • Allendale, MI - It was so cool,I was in my bathroom sorting through stuff in the cubards and my dad asked me and my mom if we had felt anything!
  • South Bend, IN - No knowledge of damage.
  • Portage - I heard an increasingly deep rumble.Thought a jet was in trouble going right over the house trying to get to airport nearby.Just as I began to go from curious to alarmed it began to fade. I felt vibration but no shaking in the floor so never thought of a quake. Dogs were definitely creeped out! No damage here
  • Mildmay - Felt some little shakes, no biggie.
  • Galesgurg - Moderate shaking, was in the process of spooking my cat and the earthquake did it for me,priceless. 2nd quake, 1st one in 87 Laporte, Ind
  • Zeeland, MI - Felt shaking of condo X2 first stronger than second
  • East Lansing, MI - Sounded like a rumbling "boom," accompanied by shaking of floor, walls, ceiling, etc. I live in a condo basement, and had never heard or felt thunder or storm resembling this. Lasted between 5-10 seconds. At first, thought maybe there had been a sudden wind shift, or explosion nearby. Then I remembered the feeling of the ground shaking when I was at Tiger Stadium some years back when an earthquake occurred in Kentucky (I believe). I went online, nothing on news sites, but social media, yes.
  • Mattawan - Shaking began, then rumbling. Glassware in the cabinets rattling, a couple lightweight items fell over. Lasted long enough to grab the cats on the other side of the house and get outside before it stopped. Chickens outside were alerting as they do when they see a predator.
  • Wyoming, MI - No damage
  • Spring lake - Drywall crack got longer
  • Gladwin - Thought a logging truck had drove down my road, gentle shaking 30 seconds maybe.
  • Bedford Twp Calhoun Co - My wife and I felt a jolt and heard a loud, sharp sound to make you duck, which was then followed by maybe a half minute of shaking. I'm not sure we really ducked, but I would like to know if anyone else heard it that way. We haven't found any of our old house to be broken, but I wonder.
  • Belmont - Woke me up from a dead sleep. Buzzing vibration and b ed was vibrating. Lasted what seemed about 7 seconds or so.
  • Tekonsha - light shaking, some falling objects from shelves
  • Springfield, MI - My whole house shook and the things inside. No damage
  • Paisley - No damage
  • East Lansing - I was at my desk upstairs when I felt strong shaking of desk, lamp and room at 12:25 p.m. My dog went nuts for a few minutes!
  • Fayette - Shook for around 2 seconds. Felt like a truck back up and hit the apartment at slow speed. No damage I'm aware of.
  • kalamazoo - watching tv in bed when vibrating began and it grew in intensity very quickly. whole house was shaking and my head felt pressure as I looked out of the the trembling slowly subsided i could still hear the earth shaking in the distance and was scared it would return with more power. lasted 15 seconds. never felt an earthquake before, but immediately knew it was not a truck or plane crash or 20 elephants stomping on my porch!no damage thank you god.very disturbing
  • Ira - No damage just shook us while we were having coffee
  • Oxford, MI - House shook for about 15 seconds. No damage observed so far. Felt like being in a camper driving down the freeway.
  • East Lansing - I was sitting in my room on a chair and I felt it moving for about five seconds.
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan - loud rumbling from bowels of earth, dishes clattered, lasted about 15-20 seconds with a bit of subtle vibrations a bit longer. Have not checked home well yet, but appears ok in general.
  • Richland - It sounded like a freight train
  • Portage - was in the basement and felt strong shaking that lasted 5-10 seconds. felt more trembling a moment or so later after moving upstairs. no known property damage at the time (other than semi-traumatized dogs :P).
  • Muskegon - Slight shaking of the windows/walls for about 5-10 seconds. No damage.
  • Morely - Shook the house and made the large cast iron school bell ring.
  • Hadley, Michigan - I was sitting on the couch, my husband was in the adjacent room sitting at the computer. We both felt a rolling shake and things creaked and rattled in the house. It lasted only 4-5 seconds and we immediately knew it was an earthquake. We have experienced 3 here in Michigan over the years and one on North Carolina. NO damage with this one that we can see. Very weird and certainly got our attention!
  • Dutton - Felt house move and fixtures were rattling...noise also... seemed. to stop then paused and shook again....Experienced M7.5 plus quakes in Alaska....scary thing when it started was you never know if it will stop or keep damage
  • Holland, oh - For a couple of seconds there was shaking, sounded like a super heavy truck rumbled by. Felt a light wave motion.
  • Eureka, MI - Sitting on couch and it started to shake and creak. Husband walking and stopped to listen to where all the creaking noise was coming from. No cracks or damage found.
  • Battle Creek - Eating lunch on Saturday when was surprised by a rumble, and significant shaking of the house. Initially thought of a train coming into a station, but the shaking was less rhythmic, and deeper in the earth (and of course, there are no trains or train tracks near us!). By the time I recognized it as an earthquake, it was over, and the birds were singing again.
  • Kentwood - No damage, only shake and a rumble like a jet was flying low over the house.
  • Windsor, ON - I was sitting on the 6th floor of the building and felt a swaying for 2 - 3 seconds. I have felt quakes before so I was pretty sure this was a quake. No known damage here, haven't found anyone else who also felt it.
  • Grandville, MI - No known damage. Having grown up three houses from a train, this felt stronger than a truck passing by, closer to a train, but I didn't notice any noice from pictures etc. I noticed 2 or 3 shocks briefly separated.
  • Adrian, MI - I had felt a similar one many years ago. No damage as far as I know
  • Saint Johns - Was laying down, felt shaking, windows rattled, many others felt it. Minor damage.
  • Union City - Lasted about 6-7 seconds, house shook. Spilled my beer.
  • Saline, MI - House shook, items on desk jiggled. But nothing fell. Cats spooked.
  • Fowlerville - the house shook for about 5 seconds
  • South Bend - Felt the shaking which lasted longer than just a truck emptying a load, etc. I was surprised to hear the rumble, dull roaring noises. No damage.
  • Kalamazoo - my bed started shaking while i was laying down
  • Ann Arbor - The floor of the kitchen where I was sitting shook hard for a few seconds and I heard a sound. I thought it was somebody operating heavy machinery near our house. No damage that I can see.
  • Chicago - I just felt and saw a VERY light shaking.
  • Kalamazoo - I was at work and the sound and vibration was like a train passing close by but much louder and deeper in tone. Seemed to last about 10 seconds. I think there was a pause part way through it.
  • Britton - Was sitting on the toliet TMI! I felt shock waves coming up from basement into house. The house swayed west to east for approx. 5 seconds.The house had cracking sounds. I also heard a load thud like something very heavy hit the ground. Freaked me out! No damage that I know of.
  • West Bloomfield - No damage. Felt like big truck passing by. Noticeable. Was on the phone & did not have tv or stereo, etc. on.
  • Lansing, MI - No damage apparent. Felt the shaking while sitting on the sofa.
  • Howell - I was sitting in our HHR at Home Depot waiting for my husband to come. Our car felt like it was vibrating back and forth!
  • My. Pleasant, MI - Inside local business. Heard rumbling noise, then windows and building began to vibrate. No damage. First experience like this. Wasn't sure what happened until another customer asked if we felt the earthquake! Crazy experience!!!
  • Allegan - We live in a double wide trailer and at first thought our washing machine was off balance. Then the shaking got worse and I was concerned that the house would fall off the block pillars it rests on. Went under the house afterward and some of the blocks have chips out of the edges and a few have cracks that are new. Shake duration about six or seven seconds that I could figure. Wonder how many other folks have this type of damage? A longer shake time could have been bad!
  • South Boardman - I was on the floor with my head against the wall and felt slight movement like my washer was on spin cycle for only a few seconds. I don't think I would have noticed it if I wasn't touching the wall,however my dog jumped up and was looking around!She hears everything though.
  • Holland MI - A few things fell off shelves. Several seconds of shaking.
  • South Milwaukee Wi - laying in bed at 11:25am watching TV. Whole bed shook for about 3 seconds
  • Ovid Michigan - it started with a big thug noise and rumbleing and the sound of drywall cracking.Thought at first big tree fell onz house. Then noticed still there
  • Holland - Cama tremendo e cadeiras (com rodinhas) se movimentando
  • Fenton - My cats were going crazy! My condo shook, I looked all around and could not figure out what the'disturbance was at the time, 12:27pm, looked at the clock. Come to find out, radio in car said it was a quake?! Also, horn was going off at 1pm in Fenton, not sure if this was related to quake.
  • Lawrence - House shook like heavy gravel pit truck was going by. But then I realized the gravel pit is closed on Saturdays.
  • Kalamazoo - Heard a rumble like furnace going on, then large boom as if explosion had occurred. At that time everything started shaking in house, plants, pictures. So loud honestly thought we were being bombed or massive explosion. Felt tremors before but never that eerie sound-will never forget that sound.
  • Beaverton - Sitting on the couch it was real quiet, then all the sudden it sounded like someone was running on on roof. A large metal cross I have hanging on the wall started shaking. I thought my son was jumping on the top bunk bed.
  • Ada - Glass in runners of glass cases on second floor rattled loudly, I could see them swinging back and forth, then loud rumbling and the floor was shaking. Will look for cracks tomorrow. Lasted about a minute or a little less. I was going to flee downstairs but was not sure where would be safe.
  • Twin Lake, MI - House shook, windows rattled for about 15 seconds.
  • Fulton, MI 49052 - Cracking in plaster
  • Howell - Bed shook. Rumbling.
  • Ortonville - Really loud rumble. Shook the whole house Knocked stuff down inside & out. Cracked ceilings & tiles.
  • Mattawan - shook entire residence, 10 to 15 seconds, totally amasing
  • Toledo - Just woke up and was Sitting on the bed and started shaking for a few seconds. Thought it was my imagination and blew it off until.. the reports online.
  • Eaton Rapids, MI - Suddenly the water flowing from the kitchen faucet, began spurting, the house was shaking and there was a rumbling noise. No damage.
  • Lansing - I was sitting at my computer while a vibrating started, my first thought that road work was happening outside or the washer was out of balance. And which was getting stronger for a few seconds, then suddenly it stopped rush outside and intervened with the neighbors. Some neighbors did not feel nothig.
  • Portland - Started with a low rumble, then a sudden jerk. There were two waves of shaking/swaying, which lasted about 10 seconds each. Heard the frame of the apartment squeaking and this is a relatively new building. No apparent structural damage.
  • Lansing, Michigan - May 2, 2015, 12:24pm EST. about 10 seconds of mild lateral oscillating. No damage.
  • Kalamazoo - There was a loud noise (at first I thought it was a loud truck) but then it was bigger, louder, finally in the basement and the whole house started shaking! I went outside, didn't feel anything there, then after a minute or so came back in and felt more shaking and noise (less than before). I've heard of some cracks in buildings and bricks in chimneys falling. A light in an auditorium ceiling fell.
  • Mason, mi - I was in the garage at the time. My large metal ladder was banging slightly away from the wall. It felt like a huge truck was passing by and lightly vibrating things in the garage. Felt like 30 seconds. No damage that I'm aware of.
  • Elkhart IN - I was sitting inside when I felat a "slam /against the East side of our brick home. Then the house began to shudder and I heard a rumbling that sounded like a large semi. I thought one may have hit the house so I went outside to check. Came back to find FB lit up with similar desctiptions.
  • Rochester - I was in a liquor store. For about 10 seconds the bottles were shaking and "tickling" creating an audible noise.
  • Macomb - rattled the house, shook my chair, make pictures shake, printer and computer rattled like several big huge trucks hit holes outside but there where no trucks and no holes in our road
  • B - no damage but it felt like a large truck ran into my house it was very sudden & quick over in a matter of seconds. I live outside Bellevue in Kalamo tnshp. All the neighbors felt it to.
  • Traverse City - I was sitting on the couch when I felt mild shaking. It lasted about 5-20 seconds. It felt something like shaking that a semi-truck would make when driving by. But, I don't have traffic driving by my house. I immediately posted on FB and asked if others felt it. My friends that live near the epicenter (200 miles South of me) started lighting up FB about their houses rattling. If I was busy doing something I wouldn't have felt it.
  • Kalamazoo - The quake didn't pack the rock and roll of SF.
  • Vicksburg, Michigan - At first I thought a semi-truck had crashed, but then the rumbling kept going. If it had gone on for a few more seconds, I probably would have run outside, just to be safe. No damage as far as I can tell, but I don't think my sister's cat will ever be the same!
  • EMSC Michigan May 02 16:23 4.2 6 MAP I Felt It
  • Ypsilanti, Michigan - Floor and furniture vibrating 1-2 minutes. Couch/sofa visibly shaking. Felt inside. Weak to light shaking.About 12:30 pm EST.
  • Perry, MI - House suddenly shook, no damage.
  • lansing - sitting on deck, siding was moving, deck shook constant for about 15 seconds. made all the dogs around bark wildly.
  • holt - house shook and everything rattled my son felt it approximately 70 miles away.
  • Hopkins - No damage lying in bed felt bed shake for about 3 seconds
  • jackson, mi - House shook for a few seconds.
  • Kalamazoo - No damage, shook hard enough that I thought a vehicle had hit my building. Lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Rockford - 12:25 PM ESDT Tremor lasted between 3 and 5 seconds. Definitely felt build shake initial larger then gradually faded over the 3 to 5 second range.
  • Mason, MI - In Mason, MI. Lasted about 3-5 seconds. Felts like three waves of tremors.
  • Richland - Sitting on back deck on second level and saw house shaking for 1-2 min. Also heard rumbling from ground. No damage
  • grand rapids - Bed shook and bedside lamp shook so hard it moved a small amount from its place on the table.
  • Kalamazoo - No damage, pets went crazy, satellite signal lost for a moment.
  • East Lansing - No damage but me and my roommate felt the room shake
  • Holland MI - I was at work when it happened. Everything just shook for a couple of seconds. Nothing broke, but you could defiantly notice the shaking!
  • Michigan - At workon the 7th floor and the building shook for about 10 seconds!
  • Shelby township - No damage, felt the house shake for about 20 seconds. Nothing fell but was significant enough to notice
  • Galesburg michigan - Inside the gas station looking for sunblock and the quake shook it right off the shelf!
  • Newaygo - Sitting in car in parking lot. Felt like someone was rocking car. Kind of dizzying
  • Vicksburg - House shaking, furniture moving, items falling from shelves. Felt an aftershock as well, a few minutes later. No damage to the structure that we can see as yet.
  • Eaton rapids - Brother and I were home when shaking started lightly then got worse lasted about 30 seconds. Cat was startled.
  • Kalamazoo - whole apt building shook
  • Grand Rapids, MI - Woke me up out of a dead sleep.
  • Kalamazoo - House shook. Garage sale in the neighborhood, people outside didn't seem to notice.
  • Holland - No damage. Heard rumbling, house shook, saw trees moving oddly
  • Pinckney - We felt it. It was shaking the pictures on the wall pretty good.
  • kalamazoo - Felt like the house was going to explode.
  • kalamazoo - It was quite strong & knocked things off the wall & my whole house shook like an explosion had happened nearby. Neighbors felt it too & famiky across town 25+ miles away felt it. No noticeable damage
  • Armada - I was sitting in a chair and could feel it moving as if someone was shaking it. At the same time the house was creeking. I told my 18 y/o son something just moved my chair. He did not feel anything. I do not believe there is any damage as it wasnt that strong. I honestly did not check nor would I know how. I am in Armada MI. North east of detroit.
  • hastings - Just laying on my bed and thought someone fell but noticed it kept rumbling. Ran outside and it almost sounded like an echoing in the distance.
  • Rockford - I was eating lunch at home and felt shaking for about 10 seconds. No damage
  • Holland - Heard a rumble and seen the curtins waveing and bed was shakeing
  • Lowell, MI - Entire house shook for about 20 seconds. All of the windows were rattling. We thought it was heavy winds or a jet at first.
  • Grand Rapids - No damage, felt it on our 6th floor for at least a minute.
  • Bath Michigan - Light Shaking experienced, but no damage. Called local news media that stated they had multiple reports of people experiencing an earth quake.
  • Lansing - 2nd floor of a two story apartment. At first I thought a bunch of people were jumping up and down pretty hard on the floor above me, then I realize that there is no floor above me.
  • Holland, Michigan - Much more intense than heavy, fully loaded trucks going by. Rattled windows, duration about 10 to 15 seconds. Started intense for about 5 seconds then continued as slight tremors.
  • Kalamazoo - Seemed to start with a loud thud that startled you and then you realized the house was shaking, maybe 10 seconds. Definitely could tell it was an earthquake.
  • KALAMAZOO - 5 seconds then, possibly, a very light aftershock.
  • Midland - Around 12:20 EST about 5-10 seconds of light shaking was felt. No damage.
  • Fenton, mi - It was like the house just did a quick shudder, enough for me to look online to see if anything happened.
  • Lakeview - No damage but whole house shook for several seconds.
  • Near Fowler - No damage, lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Grand Rapids - I was sitting on a couch and felt the whole apartment shaking. At first, I thought it was just me, but when I stood up, I realized that it was shaking for few seconds and it stopped. There was no damage at all.
  • Lansing MI - Whole house shook, like a truck passing by, but much more and without higher frequency harmonic sounds.
  • linden, michigan - I was laying on the ground outside relaxing in the sun when i felt it moving like the vibrations from a big rig on the ground.
  • Holland - Nothing has been damaged but I was in the basement and thought the garage door was opening and closing !
  • Comstock Park, MI - I was on the telephone with a neighbor three houses away and I said that my bed is shaking. Then I noticed that the lampshades were moving. It lasted about 5 seconds. My neighbor said my house is shaking. My husband in the living room said our house is shaking. People were outside but they said they did not feel it. I classify it as light because of the movement of the lampshades which I have never experienced and to make that happen means the earth must be moving strong enough to move a b
  • Holland, MI - Heard/felt rumbling, barely felt mild shake - enough to make glassware clink in the cupboard, freak out the cat and get my pulse moving.
  • South Bend - Light rumbling and shaking, like a train or heavy equipment was driving through. No damage.
  • Marshall - Strong shaking for about 15 seconds progressively worse.
  • Howell, mi - Chilling upstairs when bed started shaking and then the mirrors on the dressers were visibly shaking. It was a good full minute.
  • milford michigan - House creaked, felt like a strong wind on the house, but it's a calm day.
  • Scio Township - No damage
  • Scotts, MI - I was mowing the lawn...Heard a massive explosion with loud I heard it over the tractor mower. Never heard something so intense in my life.
  • Blanchard - No damage. Shook the house at 12:30 for a few minutes.
  • Battle Creek - My lab came in and rested her head on my lap and refused to move. My little cheagle started barking and then the mirrors were rattling, and it sounded like we had huge heavy machinery outside our home, shaking side to side for maybe 10-15 seconds. Kind of like when the washing machine is on the spin cycle.
  • Muskegon - Felt shaking I have not found any damage yet
  • Grand Rapids - Shook entire house, no evident damage. Lasted about 5 to 6 seconds.
  • Gun Lake - No damage. Began with vibration and low rumbling noise; whole house (2-story) swayed
  • SAGINAW - It rolled across my house, rattled some dishes and made the blinds sway.
  • Holt, MI - Definite strong vibrating and a low rumble, no one hurt but enough to know immediately it was an earthquake
  • saint joseph - We felt shakes for about 20 secs, it was bad enough to rattle a 10lb wooden ship that sits on our mantle.
  • mount pleasant - House shook but no damage note.
  • Grand Rapids, mi - Shaking, 15 seconds, rumbling, no damage
  • Waterford - Felt like Apartment Building being pushed, then released. Happened about 12:30.
  • Lansing, MI - 5-10 second duration. One member in bathroom sitting. Another in kitchen sitting, simultaneously felt. Other possible sources were considered and dismissed.
  • Jackson - On third floor building, it shook the building pretty strongly and made me dizzy for several seconds.
  • East Lansing, MI - I was laying on my bed on the second floor of my house when I felt a brief shaking. My wife and daughter were downstairs and didn't feel anything.
  • ann arbor michigan - Felt house, heard music stand shake very briefly.
  • battle creek mi - No dmg done. Ground shook for a few seconds.
  • Portage - Outside digging up flowerbed; piling dirt. Heard loud rumbling like rolling thunder, ground shook , causing dirt pike to vibrate and roll dirt down sides of pile. Wife came outside and stated entire house was rattling.
  • Grand Haven - Whole house shook and I blamed it on my husband who was working out in the yard. Shook long enough for me to look outside but nothing fell or was out of place. Only 2 out of 4 family members felt the earthquake.
  • Lansing, Michigan - Lasted 3-4 seconds. No damage
  • Jackson MI - Bed shook woke cat up thought something hit the house but it is a very quiet day
  • saginaw - some stuffy jiggled off the counter but it wasnt so bad, only a few seconds
  • kalamazoo MI - Things around the house were shaking.
  • Shelbyville mi - I hear rattling and felt the house shaking
  • girard michigan - No damage but definitely felt!
  • Ypsilanti MI - Moderate shaking, relatively short duration.
  • Gladwin - Couch and lights shaking
  • SPRING LAKE - at home in a rural area at approximately 17:20 UCT I felt my house shake as if it were directly beside a freight train track. the vibration lasted only 3 to 5 seconds. windows rattled in frames. the computer on my desk rattled as well. wife was in basement of home and heard the House shake and rattle.
  • Kalamazoo - It shook my house so hard it knocked pictures off my walls but no visible damage.
  • Kalamazoo - Sitting at work in industrial complex. Felt shaking begin at my desk, was unsure what it was. Lasted for maybe 10 seconds. Sent message to co-worker just north of Grand Rapids who felt it too.
  • lakeview - No damage but shaking . I was outside. Made me sit up and take notice
  • Grand Rapids - no damage
  • Wyoming - Furniture moved, some stationary items moved.
  • Zeeland - no damamge, lots of shaking.
  • Wyoming - Very strong shaking in whole apartment and sounded like 50 people running and jumping upstairs. Furniture, ceiling, walls and floors shaking hard.
  • East lansing - I thought someone was moving furniture upstairs... and downstairs... I went outside cause I was like "is that an earthquake" and wow it was actually an earthquake. In michigan.
  • Grandville - 20 Seconds of shaking. No damage but the kids were scared.
  • Clinton township - Third floor apartment building shook for a good 20 secs or so. Not my first quake except in southern Michigan it was odd.
  • Spring Lake - No known damage, but sent several neighbors outside to ask each other if they felt it. Lasted several seconds. Have never before experienced this.
  • Marshall MI - Moderate shaking of the building. Blinds were moving. Sounded like a loud crash first first.
  • Charlotte. mi - Whole house shaking
  • South Bend, In - Vibrated things on the wall and ,rattled floor lamps. Sounded like a big truck was driving by.
  • South Lyon, MI - Felt like heavy winter snowplow coming by at speed.
  • South Bend, In - No damage discovered. Rolling tremors felt 20-30 seconds before subsiding to very weak before it ended. I was in L.A. area in 1993 during the Northridge quake, so I knew what I was feeling here.
  • Grand Rapids, Mi - my wife was sitting in the livIng room and felt like the washer was spinning out of balance. Remote control moving and and felt it on her feet.
  • ira, michigan - Heard the house shaking a little and saw my dishes and tv moving.
  • Lincoln Park, Michigan - Felt the table I was sitting at vibrate under my arm. Pictures hanging on the wall shook but didn't fall. House creaked.
  • holland - The shelves were shaking.. my phone fell off the shelf but no damage was done. Very noticeable shaking
  • Grand Rapids - I have a vestibular condition my head pressure increased immensely and has not subsided along with additional dizziness! My whole townhome shook and the noise was similar to that of a helicopter. Grand Rapids, MI lasted about 7 seconds.
  • Kalamazoo - House visibly shook. No damage though neighbors are reporting things falling off walls and out of cupboards.
  • Mt. Morris - The house shuddered as in a strong wind. House plants looked like there was a breeze. Scary fo flatlander
  • Colon - I was napping and it woke me. I sat on the edge of the bed for a few seconds to be sure I was feeling what I was feeling. The entire house shook for at least 30-40 seconds. Windows and glassware were clinking and making noise but nothing broken that I could find. Went to find my bf and he was outside working in the yard and didn't feel it.
  • Comstock Park - Moderate shaking then went to slight aprox 30 seconds at 1223pm May 2, 2015
  • Kalamazoo - No damage, shook house enough to knock a painting off the wall.
  • Grand Rapids - Northeast grand rapid, Michigan. Very strong shaking and rumbling with windows rattling for 10-15 seconds at about 12.30 pm on 5/2/2015
  • New Hudson - Felt like a big gust of wind hit the house at 12.21pm EDT
  • Clare - Felt shaking throughout house. No damage.
  • Northville - No knowledge of damage. The entire house shook including plants, monitors etc.
  • Grandville - Felt like heavy trucks going by, but more bouncy.
  • Grand haven, michigan - My bed shook at about 1225 like someone was shaking it. The ceiling fan and other furniture rattled. It woke me up so I'm not sure how long it lasted, about minute maybe?
  • Midland - Sitting in house second floor and felt shoch and then light shaking for about 15 seconds
  • CLINTON - The whole house shook and creaked like when a big truck was going by or really strong wind. No damage noticed.
  • Kalamazoo - Whole apartment complex shook. It felt like pipes were bursting underneath my apartment.
  • Battle Creek - The whole building shook and swayed for several minutes.
  • Kalamazoo - Whole building shook and was a low loud rumbling that last for about 30 seconds. Glassware and Windows shook and felt on ground floor of building.
  • Dearborn - Hose shook for a second. Hanging light fixture vibrated. No damage.
  • kalamazoo - am aware of no property damage in my area. here, near milwood middle school, earth shaking lasted about 10 seconds. no one hurt in our small apartment complex. all the residents ran outside, asking each other "what was that?". mostly stressed out my daughter and the cats.
  • Merrill, MI - The house shook for about 10 seconds. I have not yet checked for damage.
  • Bay City - Bay County is receiving calls from numerous residents who felt the quake. The first call came in at 1224 hours.
  • Lansing - In kitchen and dishes rattled for 10-15 seconds. Didn't feel the earthquake.
  • Freeland - Felt whole house shake below our feet and heard rattling for about 15 seconds. Checked basement and outdoors and no damage noticed. It got our attention though!!
  • West Olive, Michigan - I was sitting in the basement with my one year old son while he was taking a nap, and everything started to shake, but it was like a semi truck was driving by and it kept getting louder and louder until I thought that this semi was going to drive straight through our house!! I didn't even think it could be an earthquake until I saw a post on facebook asking if anyone else felt that earthquake! I've never felt that before!
  • West Branch - I was sitting at my computer desk ( On lower basement level of our home, with a view to our lake) When I felt a moderate shaking. I looked out my window and saw ripples on the lake (Fawn Lake near West Branch, MI). I immediately asked my husband in the next room if he felt it. Then I checked on my grandmother (upper level of home) if she too felt it and she indeed did. We have no damage and all are fine just (except maybe the dogs) Definitely a little shook up.
  • Sheridan, MI - No damage, but everything in house shook for about 30 seconds
  • Kalamazoo - Whole thing lasted no more than a minute, including the ascending and descending vibrations. Strongest lasted about 10 seconds, during which the entire house shook, windows buzzed, stuff fell off tables, walls, etc.
  • Mount Pleasant , MI - No damage. I was in my basement, and it sounded/felt like my kids had cranked the base on the radio we were listening to. Vibrating & Shaking above my head.
  • Grand rapids MI - Sitting upstairs house shook lightly than increased over a few second period than stopped
  • Bath - I thought a jet went over...heard a rumble...nic nacs shook in kitchen on son felt the floor buckle in his room under his feet.
  • Muskegon - Felt like they were doing construction outside, no damage
  • union city - Sounded like thunder but didnt stop for a long period of time.
  • Holland - I was relaxing in my room and there was a shake all of a sudden.
  • charlotte - Standing in kitchen and felt floor shaking and loud rumbling that sounded similar to when a helicopter passes over.
  • Saginaw, Michigan - Sitting in the living room and felt the whole floor of the house shaking and shook the whole couch like someone grabbed the end of it and was shaking it
  • Sunfield - live in a old brick church building. whole house began to shake for a about 8-10 seconds. just me and the cat at home.. thought something fell at first, or a truck or something ran into my house. wasn't really loud but dulll sound progressively increased for a couple seconds then died down. had the floor shaking, sending vibrations through the chair I was sitting in and strong vibrations through myself as I got up. no apparent damage.
  • Ypsilanti - Sitting in my living room, Windows rattled, felt mild vibrations, visably saw potted plants shaking, low rumbling sound. No known damage at this tume
  • battle creek - new cracks in the concrete driveway.
  • Michigan - I was in the recent earth quake in northern calf. This was a short strong shake I knew it was an earth quake as I had just experienced a strong one last summer.
  • south haven - No damage just whole building shook
  • Delton - Was in bed and a loud bang and rumble and initial shake tossed me a bit and then shook back and forth for a few seconds.
  • saginaw - Felt tremmer at 12:28 pm in Saginaw Mi
  • Toledo - I was sitting at my computer and I felt my whole house shake (we have a 2-story with a walk-out basement), from the bottom to the top. My china and other knick-knacks were rattling. The crack in our DR wall is now longer by a good 8". Didn't last long - occurred at about 12:22 pm.. lasted 20 sec. or so...
  • Sheridan, MI - Heard a rumbling, and felt vibrations in house and furniture. Plants shook slightly. Also felt next door at barber shop, gas station, and bar.
  • Saginaw - I live on M-47 in Saginaw Twp near Opperman's Cork and Ale store. I felt a tremor or jolt sitting in my recliner. No damage, just a weak tremor. A little scary though.
  • Whitehouse, OH - 10-15 seconds house shook while laying on couch. Heard items in attic..
  • Howell - Light shake, lasted for roughly 10-12 seconds.
  • Woodhaven - Felt the floor shake, enough to make my blinds visibly shimmy in a wavelike pattern.
  • Romulus, MI - Was sitting at the computer and noticed things shaking in the kitchen. Lasted approximately 10 -20 seconds.
  • Inkster - Bed and TV shook for about 5 sec.
  • Brighton - House began to creak and then rattle and shake for 2-3 seconds. Then a louder rumbling as if a freight train passed right through our yard. The ceiling fan and light fixtures rattled.
  • Wyoming - Whole house was vibrating
  • Sterling Heights - Since living in Michigan we rarely have earthquakes and felt the entire house shake as someone else was upstairs with lights hanging from the ceiling shaking and the bookshelf in the room shook slightly.
  • Grand Junction - Beautiful sunny day. Sitting outside felt my chair start to vibrate then slightly shake like a semi was next to me. Also rumbling sound like distant thunder. Lasted a few seconds. No damage.
  • holland - 12:25 House shook 15 seconds.
  • lansing - I thought my husband fell down basement stairs. We went outside and several of our neighbors had felt it too. No damage noted. Just odd because it never happens.
  • Midlebury - Felt the shaking, house rattling, laughed when someone suggested it was an earthquake!
  • Battle Creek, MI, USA - Battle Creek, moderate rumbling and shaking. Sitting on the couch, felt like a 4 D ride at Disney World. Seemed to last 45 seconds in it's entirety.
  • Kalamazoo - Eating lunch with my mother and the whole building started to shake for a good 5 seconds.
  • Ann Arbor MI - No damage
  • Spring Lake - Entire house shook, floor vibrated. No visible damage.
  • Laingsburg, MI - House and everything in it was shaking for a few seconds or so.
  • Kenosha, WI - No damage - just felt it 11:15 - 11:20 or so CST.
  • Temperance - Felt and heard rumbling
  • Kalamazoo - I felt a very noticeable vibration/shaking of the house. Chimes on my grandfather clock chimed. I thought at first a huge truck was nearing the house or an explosion somewhere.
  • Richland - No damage to our house but that was the craziest feeling in the world. Everything was shaking and making noise. Hard to stand up without holding onto something to steady myself
  • Wayland - Whole house shook for about 15 seconds. Some neighbors felt it, some didn't.
  • Lansing - Felt it for about 40 seconds... old building downtown lansing, an it had our TV Shaking, pictures shaking. Like a train was going by, right out side!
  • Davison, MI - Weak shaking of house. No damage.
  • Monterey Township - Inside moderate rumbling for 20-30 seconds in the walls. From the outside large boom noted and the whole house was shaking. No damage noted presently.
  • three rivers - felt shaking and was on the fone with bf in centreville michigan and he felt it to
  • Belding - Was just sitting down with my mom and all of the sudden the house started to shake pretty hard and you could hear the walls just cracking but no damage. Thought it was pretty loud! Defiantly was in shock!
  • Oak Creek, WI - Heard cracking sound from house. House shook for a few seconds
  • Lowell - I do not currently see damage in or around our home.
  • haslett, michigan - Felt it while laying in bed. Shook thought someone crashed into my apartment building.
  • DeWitt, Mi - Was seated in chair and it felt like the house foundation had shifted and afterwards the ceiling fan was vibrating for a few seconds. No damage.
  • st Charles, mi - We felt it from our chairs, tables and bed. It last about 10-20 secs. My cats got scared and went all over the house and the dogs were barking. Hope no bigger one to make our old weak house fall down.
  • birch run - More of a low dragging rumble than a shake. Definitely grabbed my attention.
  • Mattawan MI - Hit as I was walking across floor, second story --hard, strong shaking with heavy rattling sounds, strong cracking sounds -- barely heard any objects shaking at first floor, the noise was loud. We will have to do some inspection. Located in rural area about 25 min. West of epi-center.
  • midland - Light shaking no damage
  • Orland IN 46776 - Heard a long low rumbling, felt vibrations in my basement. Wallked upstairs and woodstove and cabinents were audibly rattling. Lasted 20 seconds plus. Very cool!! First time I have ever felt an earthquake. Wowser.
  • United States - laying in bed and felt the bed and room shaking...a very light tremor, but it was there nonetheless...the animals in the house were all freaking damage at all...but a weird clicking sound was heard throughout the entire tremor
  • Brighton, Mi - only felt it for about 5 sec.. felt like someone was purposely shaking my chair.
  • cascade township - From California, have experience with how earthquakes feel, how big they are. This was like a light "shimmy", not a rolling quake, or stop/start (except one break of about two seconds. Lasted maybe 20-30 seconds.
  • South Haven, MI - Felt like a large truck was driving into our house. Crack in garage floor is wider. May have cracked our foundation in places.
  • Wyoming - I thought someone was breaking into my third floor apartment.
  • Wyoming ,Mi - Entire house shook 10-20 seconds No damage
  • portage mi - everything shaking pretty loud thought something was destroying the house went outside all neighbors out also
  • Quincy, MI - Loud noise, lots of vibration. Dogs were freaked out. Kind of felt like a low plane or helicopter was overhead making everything vibrate.
  • Allegan - no damage but vibrated enough to send me outside.
  • Ortonville - Was setting at my desk at work and my computer monitor started shaking. Could feel vibration on the floor and on my desk.
  • Findlay, Ohio - I was sitting on the couch and it felt like I was sitting on the back of a moving bus! Very weird. Only about 15 seconds and no damage
  • Blanchard - House shook, windows rattled. Not having experienced an earthquake before all the kids came to find me to ask "what was that?"
  • oxford - weak shaking
  • Davison - No damage. Minimum shaking for aprox. 5 seconds
  • grand rapids Michigan - Eh I just thought it was the wind blowing
  • St Jonns Michigan - Sitting on the sofa in my living room, 2 rumbles about 2 seconds apart. Shook the entire house, and the sofa I was sitting on. My body actually shook from side to side.
  • Wyoming, MI - My 4th floor apartment appeared to be jiggling for 15 seconds. weird.
  • Entrican, Mich 48888 - I was taking care of business (LOL) in bathroom. Windows rattled, while house shifted. Felt one of these years ago but this so much stronger....also in winter sometimes have ice fall from metal roofing & hear a thud with it but nothing like this was. It only 5-8 seconds perhaps, no visible damages.
  • Three Rivers - A few large thumps and strong vibration; buzzed out after 10-15 seconds. Kind of scary.
  • Fort Wayne, IN - Very slight vibration in house. 4 seconds
  • Kalamazoo Michigan - We felt the whole house shaking. There was no damage
  • SOUTH LYON, MI - At home sitting at my desk on our 2nd floor on my computer...the chair I was in and my desk started shaking...I know it was at 12:23 because my phone started ringing at the same time...only lasted a few seconds. Felt like a very strong vibration.
  • Lowell, MI - Entire house shook window rattled for about 7 - 9 seconds
  • Midland - Felt and sounded like there was an explosion in the basement. Rumbling for ~10 seconds and the whole house shook. Nothing fell over, just shook.
  • East Lansing - No damage, everything shook in my apartment for about 30 seconds
  • attica - Shaking seemed to be in a north/south direction. Quick shaking compared to a slow rolling type felt with an earthquake (while sitting in same location) 4 to 5 years ago.
  • Wayne, mi - Home shook visably, for about 10 seconds.
  • Taylor, Mi - Im on the second floor of my townhouse and all i felt was shaking i thought it was a big truck going by.
  • Kalamazoo, mi - Loud rumble/ roar followed by entire apartment shaking
  • Lansing - I was on my bed working on homework no one else in my family felt it. My bed started shaking and things started rattling on my desk and shelves and I laughed because earthquakes? In Michigan? HA! My neighbor mentioned it to my mom outside and said she didn't feel it and I peeked out my window and said I did
  • Holland - Felt the house shake and the pics on the wall were rattled on the wall, happened around 12:25, freaked us all out
  • augusta, mi - House shook approx 10sec. Similar to blast at quarry.
  • Holland - It shook the whole house...very damage
  • Greenville, MI - I was making lunch and the house started shaking. You could hear the dishes rattling. Only lasted about 10 seconds.
  • st charls mi - Was setting on the bank of the shiawasse river fishing for waleye .my son ran behind me to net a waleye my father had on and the bank felt like it was going to fall into the shook quite hard for a good 20-30 seconds.good news is we got the fish and cought several more in the next few minutes. Thanks mother nature.
  • Fennville, MI - Heard rattling of dishes on a Buffet and noticed the plants next to the windows shaking. Continued for about 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Adrian, MI - Sitting on our couch, felt the shaking. End tables and pictures frames rattled. Last approx 10-15 seconds.
  • Holland, mi - Felt like the whole house lifted up a couple inches then dropped with a huge thud! Very scary and my dog went crazy!
  • Hartland, MI - The house shook and the water in the lake was going in every direction.
  • Grand Haven - no damage. sustained low rumbling (like a heavy truck driving by), got a little louder, ended with an audible 'bang', house creaking, and neighbor's car alarm going off. 15-20 seconds total maybe.
  • Lowell - No damage. Felt like a wave come through the house, and at first I thought it was a big truck going by. But then the shaking got stronger and I saw the walls move. I lived in Japan for a while so I was freaked that it was a tremor. Probably lasted about 20 seconds, nothing fell. Neighbors felt it but my husband didn't- he was on a tractor working. We are out by exit 52 so not in Lowell.
  • Toledo - Entire house shook for about 5 seconds. Dishes and wall pictures rattled. No damage.
  • Lansing - I was laying on my couch when I felt my entire 3 story house start shaking. The clock on the wall, pictures, window blinds hanging in the windows and table lamps were moving. It was a strang feeling.
  • Grandville, mi - House rumbled a little.
  • Parchment - Heard glass in hutch start to shake and rumbling. Then we felt the floor shaking and the entire house seemed like it was rumbling. We evacuated the house went outside for about 3 minutes and went back in and felt a brief aftershock.
  • Elkhart - I was upstairs and it felt like a very large truck was passing by...I never felt an earthquake before, so I figured it was the lawn mower or something.
  • Glenn, MI - heard objects of glass on the livingroom fixtures rattle against each other. Plants near the window could be visibly shaking with their leaves moving. Continued for 20-30 seconds.
  • Michigan - Two sitting on couch, one standing. No winds observed so knew immediately. Walls cracked.
  • Charlotte, mi - Light shaking
  • portland - It shoke hard enough to make my glasses clank together. My daughter starting crying on the floor cause it scared her! We are on the wnd floor!
  • Ionia, Michiglan - I was lying in bed and the whole room started to shake (rolling, no hard jerking motions). It was strong enough that I was worried the floor above might start to give way. Lasted about 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Farmington Hills - Felt the quake for approximately 20 seconds..chair and computer screen moving up and knocking against walls...
  • Lincoln Park - 20 Seconds of minimal shaking
  • Fowlerville - A few shingles...was in basement at the time, the floor had a jello feeling with movement from west to east on north side of house felt like STRONG WINDS were moving the home. The time frame was at least 12 seconds.
  • South Bend - Heard rumbling and our windows rattling in their frames. It felt as though a train were traveling down our street. My hub and children didn't notice thought!
  • Allegan - I thought terrorist attack.
  • Saginaw - Felt the house shake like a large truck was driving by no truck came by.
  • East Leroy - I was running on the treadmill in the basement. Heard a loud rumbling and the floor vibrated. My kids were upstairs and screamed. Dogs went nuts. Walls shook. Fish tank kept shaking after earthquake was over. Thought it was a semi going by or a helicopter was flying overhead. Creepy
  • Cannon Township, Michigan - We heard it rather than felt it in our basement family room. Our 2 dogs did not react at all. The sound was like 40 approaching heavy dump trucks, followed by rattling like very large hail hitting the house at a furious rate. The rumbling lasted for 1 - 2 minutes, the rattling for 30 - 45 seconds. I turned to my husband and adked, "Did we just have an earthquake?" Sure enough, that'sounds exactly what it was. No apparent damage.
  • Midland, MI - No damage, felt like strong gust of wind or semi driving by, but sustained for much longer (20-30 seconds)
  • Gobles, MI - There was a loud noise kinda like a rumble and the ground was vibrating.
  • coldwater, mi - Sounded like my washer starting spin cycle when not properly balanced. Realized later that the washer was not on. Dogs seemed to notice something, too.
  • Jackson - Was in commercial bld.on 2nd floor, bld.shook windows rattled briefly
  • In my garage - It freak me out the last time i felt this when i was high school in 1987 wow i was freak me out this time was in west toledo ohio by secor and laskey area last i was in oregon ohio so wow
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana - Everything in my upstairs rattled, but family in the rest of the house didn't feel anything. Only lasted about 5-7 seconds.
  • Middlebury, IN - Felt and sounded like an earth mover truck was slowly driving by. No damage, just enough shaking to get our attention.
  • Comstock - Was outside at the time. Sounded like a distant explosion followed by several waves that lasted a few seconds. My watch read 12:25 PM. A few items fell off shelves inside. Have not completed checking for structural damage.
  • GEONET Kawhia May 02 16:06 2.7 144 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Y, Alaska May 02 15:01 3.3 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Near The Coast Of Southern Peru May 02 14:37 4.6 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru May 02 14:37 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Amahusu, Indonesia May 02 13:46 4.1 398 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Banda Sea May 02 13:46 4.1 398 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Turkey May 02 13:00 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Azores Islands, Portugal May 02 12:54 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Turkey May 02 12:46 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gozyeri, Turkey May 02 12:45 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey May 02 12:45 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Bartolo, Guatemala May 02 11:59 4.8 171 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Mexico-guatemala Border Region May 02 11:59 4.9 176 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Guatemala May 02 11:59 4.7 175 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 02 11:38 2.9 70 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kokopo, Papua New Guinea May 02 10:53 5.0 103 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON New Britain Region, P.n.g. May 02 10:53 4.7 112 MAP I Felt It

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Carlos A. Graulau says:

      felt it in my room.lasted for about 30 secs with a PW(primary wave and a stronger SW(secondary wave). No damage in my area

    2. Jeanne C. says:

      I felt it in Powhatan Va. it felt like a wave rolled under me and there was a loud boom like thunder.

    3. Tito Stevens says:

      It would really be instructive if you could post a daily map of the world showing the places where earthquakes 5.0 on the Richter Scale and above were located and the time they were felt so we could see if there is some kind of trend developing in the tectonic plates.

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        Will put your request in our ToDo list – some new enhancements will be applied the coming weeks

    4. David Brown says:

      We were falling asleep when the house began shaking.

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