This page presents earthquake information from the USGS. It is currently set up to list an earthquake of 1.0 or higher within a 350 mile radius of the Cave Country Weather station. This area will cover the New Madrid fault and the Giles County seismic zone.
Earthquakes in the past 7 days of magnitude 1.0 or greater within 350 mi
Update time = Tue, 06-18-2013 2:25am CDT
|Epicenter Near||Magnitude||Distance to Epicenter||Local Time||Link|
|5 mi NW of East Prairie, Missouri||1.6||199 mi||1371425551Sun, 06-16-2013 6:32pm||map|
|2 mi SSE of Lilbourn, Missouri||1.6||210 mi||1371377181Sun, 06-16-2013 5:06am||map|
|2 mi S of Steele, Missouri||2.6||232 mi||1371251474Fri, 06-14-2013 6:11pm||map|
|4 mi ENE of Steele, Missouri||1.5||228 mi||1371086625Wed, 06-12-2013 8:23pm||map|
|2 mi W of Maryville, Tennessee||1.6||140 mi||1370968077Tue, 06-11-2013 12:27pm||map|
5 earthquakes found. Click on location or map links for more details from the USGS
The New Madrid Seismic Zone, also known as the Reelfoot Rift or the New Madrid Fault Line, is a major seismic zone in the Southern and Midwestern United States stretching to the southwest from New Madrid, Missouri. The New Madrid fault system was responsible for the 1812 New Madrid Earthquake and has the potential to produce damaging earthquakes on an average of every 300 to 500 years.
The Giles County seismic zone of southwestern Virginia and adjacent West Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones. The largest damaging earthquake (magnitude 5.9) in the seismic zone occurred in 1897. Smaller, slightly damaging earthquakes occur at variable intervals, but in the zone they tend to occur a few decades apart.
Map and data courtesy of United States Geological Survey.