Tennessee earthquakes list

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The list below shows the Tennessee earthquakes and the earthquakes close to Tennessee.

No listed earthquakes means that there were NO earthquakes noticed by our data providers
Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Tennessee time = UTC – 5

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Nov 03 13:40 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
USGS Barbourville, Kentucky Oct 30 05:39 2.7 3 MAP I Felt It
USGS Rockwood, Tennessee Oct 22 10:48 2.5 23 MAP I Felt It
  • Mooresville, NC - The shaking lasted about 10 seconds today, somewhere between 4:00 p.m. - 4:15
  • USGS Scottsboro, Alabama Oct 20 15:38 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Manila, Arkansas Oct 15 10:16 3.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Blytheville - Woke us up
  • Paragould - Light shaking
  • Blytheville Arkansas - No damage.. Was awaken
  • BLYTHEVILLE - It shook hard enough to wake me up. It felt like a train passing by.
  • paragould - Very sudden jolt with maybe a 2 second tapering off
  • Memphis - Weak shaking
  • Blytheville - It woke me up. The headboard hit the wall and the house shook. No apparent damage
  • Burlison - It woke me up and lasted maybe 15 seconds.
  • Henning, TN - Weak shaking
  • Blytheville - It was a quick shudder. It almost felt like the apartments were hit by a vehicle, but with no boom.
  • Keiser, Arkansas - ~ I woke up about 5am and I had let the dogs out and I too went out to smoke my morning cigarette and sitting on the bench and felt the ground kinda of rumble, the ground was vibrating a little. I was very curious like What was that ??? Went back in to watch a movie and at 7 am out the news on and Wow it was confirmed ......... An EarthQuake !!!! ~
  • blytheville arkansas - Awaken by brief shaking. It shook hard and loud enough that I thought someone had hit my house with a car and I ran outside to see. No damage.
  • concord - Light shaking
  • Manila , AR - Vibration felt in the floor for a couple of seconds followed by a bump the felt like a car had hit the house. No Damage at all.
  • Munford - It woke me up.
  • Hot Springs - Slight rumble woke my dogs upon the second floor.. in turn woke me up.. had to flip a brake back on after..
  • Bay arkansas - Shook my chair i was sitting in and something made noise in kitchen maybe glass
  • Osceola - Woke me up and knocked a couple of pictures off the wall. The shaking of the quake was up & down.
  • Millington - One jolt. Not really shaking per say
  • Paragould AR - It woke me up. Rattled doorknob of my room. Maybe 5 seconds of shaking. No damage. My husband felt it in another room.
  • Bartlett, TN - I\'m in Davies Plantation (Bartlett, TN, on the edge of Lakeland, TN). An earthquake woke me from my sleep and scared me around 5:15 a.m. I didn\'t know if it was an earthquake or a bomb - yikes! I wonder if it was felt here because our house backs up to natural gas lines (you can see a big strip of grass, like an airstrip, behind our house). I immediately looked up news and found none, so I was very perplexed. Thank you for this website. God bless you.
  • Millington - Woke up by mild shaking or trembling lasting about 5 seconds.
  • Lepanto, AR - Rumbling followed for two seconds after shelf of pictures were toppled to the floor which scared the dog and woke up our son. Until the news announcement of the earthquake the cat was blamed for knocking down all the pictures. I think the deep digging taking place on Highway 18 outside of Manila near Big Lake is the cause of the tremor. Friday the road crew was unearthing what appeared to be beyond 30 foot digs to drive bridge supports into the bed rock.
  • Paragould, AR - Light shaking
  • Memphis - Very weak shaking
  • Bartlett,TN - Had the window open and a slight breeze was coming through. Just laid back down. My headboard is against the outside wall. All of a sudden I heard and felt a powerful sound. It was really quick. I thought a tree had fallen. Sounded like it just missed the house. I got up to look but everything was just as peaceful as when I laid down. It was definitely a shock factor! I did not notice any damage.
  • Manila ark. - Moderate shaking
  • Bartlett\\\' TN - I also live in Davies plantation in Bartlett, TN. I definitely felt it and it was unmistakable. It was a sudden\\\' light jolt followed by a couple of seconds of vibration. I could also hear dishes rattling lightly.
  • Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 - Watching TV sometime after 5am when building shook. First thought: A vehicle or something hit building. Noticed no visible damage. First time knowingly experiencing an earthquake.
  • walcott Arkansas - woke me up from my sleep. sounded like someone slamed a door and stormed through the house. 5 seconds maybe? Never experienced an earthquake before and being woke from sleep, I didn\'t know what it was.
  • Humbolt, tn - door in house shaked
  • Manila - No damage, Mom felt it not me, said it sounded like someone had hit the door loudly. I’m assuming was like a bang.
  • EMSC Arkansas Oct 15 10:16 3.6 17 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Oct 09 13:54 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Steele, Missouri Sep 18 04:18 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Knoxville, Tennessee Aug 25 20:16 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Missouri Aug 25 20:08 2.8 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Madrid, Missouri Aug 24 16:11 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Aug 18 15:18 3.2 12 MAP I Felt It
  • Ridgely Tennessee - Felt in Ridgely Tennessee.
  • USGS Portageville, Missouri Aug 18 15:18 3.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Aug 15 13:59 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Athens, Tennessee Aug 07 12:04 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sevierville, Tennessee Aug 04 00:40 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Jul 31 02:16 3.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ridgely - I thot a car hit our house. It shook the house and there was a loud noise. Lasted several seconds. It was my first experience and scared me so bad. No damage that I know of
  • USGS Greenback, Tennessee Jul 23 13:22 2.7 22 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Jul 21 17:20 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Blaine, Tennessee Jul 17 12:44 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lenoir City, Tennessee Jun 25 10:00 2.6 21 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Steele, Missouri Jun 19 11:26 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tennessee Jun 15 08:26 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Jun 04 10:40 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Jun 03 09:01 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri May 28 10:53 2.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri May 23 22:23 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri May 23 22:20 2.3 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Rutledge, Tennessee May 16 20:42 2.5 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee May 16 20:42 2.8 21 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bardwell, Kentucky May 16 10:21 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Kentucky May 16 10:21 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lilbourn, Missouri May 14 12:56 2.9 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri May 14 12:56 2.9 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee May 12 08:58 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri May 07 21:21 2.2 4 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee May 06 23:39 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tennessee May 06 23:39 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tennessee May 02 22:18 2.4 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee May 01 04:59 2.2 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Apr 25 09:07 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Apr 24 22:45 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Apr 22 06:31 2.4 27 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Tennessee Apr 20 06:46 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Apr 17 11:07 2.3 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Mar 28 08:43 2.5 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Collegedale, Tennessee Mar 28 08:43 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Mar 23 21:15 2.4 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Mar 23 21:15 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bardwell, Kentucky Mar 19 14:25 3.1 11 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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