Illinois realtime earthquakes list

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The list below shows the Illinois earthquakes

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Illinois time = UTC – 6

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Bardwell, Kentucky Mar 19 14:25 3.1 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 19 14:25 3.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 17 00:39 2.0 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Bardwell, Kentucky Mar 15 16:57 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Kentucky Mar 15 16:57 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 15 16:51 3.6 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Wickliffe, Kentucky Mar 15 16:51 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Kentucky Feb 13 06:17 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
USGS Chaffee, Missouri Jan 30 09:12 2.5 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 30 09:12 2.5 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 30 01:46 2.0 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Tennessee Jan 23 23:10 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 23 21:47 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Bardwell, Kentucky Jan 21 19:52 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
USGS Wickliffe, Kentucky Jan 21 17:31 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 21 17:31 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Jan 09 21:01 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 09 21:01 2.5 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Dec 06 02:57 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Nov 23 19:20 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Bardwell, Kentucky Nov 07 18:35 2.7 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Kentucky Nov 07 18:35 2.7 0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Oct 07 00:54 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Oct 02 07:15 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Sep 15 04:29 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeastern Missouri Sep 14 09:21 2.2 4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Sep 09 13:45 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mouth Holly - No damage, body and glass of water were swaying back and forth
  • Union City, TN - Loud bang followed by hard shaking of the house.
  • Paris - felt house shaking about 8:45 a.m. No damage
  • EMSC Southeastern Missouri Sep 09 13:45 3.4 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Illinois Aug 11 23:10 2.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Illinois Aug 11 07:23 2.5 18 MAP I Felt It
    USGS East Prairie, Missouri Aug 09 09:05 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Aug 09 09:05 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Illinois Aug 08 12:04 2.4 22 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tennessee Aug 07 04:23 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jun 28 08:38 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Illinois Jun 24 14:56 2.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jun 18 04:13 2.0 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jun 16 08:26 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri May 23 11:59 2.2 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS East Prairie, Missouri May 17 23:13 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri May 17 23:13 2.7 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tennessee May 13 12:14 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS La Center, Kentucky May 01 06:12 3.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Paducah - no damage
  • Carbondale - Minor shaking. Entire building shook. Plates rattled on table and vibrations could be felt on bed.
  • Paducah - No damage aware of. Things fell off desk.
  • West Paducah - Went outside about 30 min before quake and noticed it was eerily quiet. Was sitting on couch and heard it and then felt it. Wasnt loud enough to be thunder and came out of nowhere so I knew it was a quake. It shook my house but no damage. It woke alot of people up around here and everyone is awake talking about it online.
  • Paducah - Felt the wave of it. Started @ 1 end of house & ran thru to other side.
  • Paducah, KY - No damage but was very startling. At first I thought it was thunder out of nowhere but it got much louder and the vibrations got much stronger, subsided after a few seconds. Crockery and other objects rattled but I don't think anything fell.
  • Thermopolis, WY - Heard a thud
  • Mounds - We woke up to what sounded like thunder,it scared our poor parakeets so much they fell off their perch they were what actually woke us. I haven't heard of any other shaking, but I thought a felt something before we went to bed, small shaking but I thought it was just imagination.
  • Paducah, Ky. - Sounded like thunder rolling...and shook house.
  • Mayfield - Sounded like a loud truck passing by. Items inside the house shook loudly. It set off one of my daughter's toys.
  • Oscar, KY - No damage. Sounded/Felt like thunder rumbling.
  • Jackson, MO - Heard a thud like a branch falling on the roof. It startled both my husband and me, woke us both up. We wondered if perhaps wind a wind gust had caused a beach to break, but there was no movement in the trees outside our bedroom. I told him I felt like something was off, like there was a mild movement, but the room was dark. Nothing was rattling, no pictures moving on the wall or anything...I just felt my equilibrium was off. There was no branch on the roof this morning.
  • EMSC Western Kentucky May 01 06:12 3.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Apr 12 07:07 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tennessee Mar 30 10:14 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 16 07:54 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 10 07:34 2.0 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 05 12:30 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 01 20:15 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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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) ?
    People
    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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