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Earthquakes in southeast Missouri are not rare.
Sixty-eight earthquakes that ranged between Magnitude 2.0 and Magnitude 3.9 shook southeast Missouri from 2009-2011.
Two hundred thirty-six earthquakes that ranged between Magnitude 2.0 and Magnitude 4.9 shook southeast Missouri from 2000-2010.
Four earthquakes measuring magnitude 4.5 or greater occurred in the zone since 1974 (as of February 21, 2012).
Date: 1976/03/25 Origin Time of Earthquake (UTC): 00:41:20.5000 Latitude: 35.59000 Longitude: -90.48000 Depth (km): 15.0000 Magnitude: 5.0 Google location: Map
Date: 1976/03/25 Origin Time of Earthquake (UTC): 01:00:11.9000 Latitude: 35.61000 Longitude: -90.48000 Depth (km): 15.0000 Magnitude: 4.5 Google location: Map
Date: 1990/09/26 Origin Time of Earthquake (UTC): 13:18:51.7100 Latitude: 37.15200 Longitude: -89.61300 Depth (km): 1.0000 Magnitude: 4.8 Google location: Map
Date: 1991/05/04 Origin Time of Earthquake (UTC): 01:18:54.6000 Latitude: 36.57500 Longitude: -89.82500 Depth (km): 11.2000 Magnitude: 4.5 Google location: Map
Data collected from the New Madrid Earthquake Catalog maintained by the Center for Earthquake Research and Information. Search the catalog for other occurrences, create a map and learn more about occurrences in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
Missouri Earthquake Hazards Maps
The following maps can be viewed on the Web. Print versions are available at no charge. Unless you stop by our Maps and Publications Desk, a shipping fee will be charged and $1.50 for the mailing tube. Tax will be added for Missouri residents.
To order any of the items below, visit the Missouri Geology Store or fill out, save and submit email (or send via postal mail) this order form, call the Maps and Publications desk at 573-368-2125 or drop by our Rolla office at 111 Fairgrounds Road.
- Earthquake Hazards Map of Southeast Missouri, 1:300,000, 1993
- Earthquake Hazards Map of the St. Louis, Missouri Metro Area, 1:100,000, 1995
- Earthquake Hazards Map of the Cape Girardeau - Perryville Area, Missouri, 1:100,000, 1997
- Earthquake Hazards Map of the Sikeston - Caruthersville Area, Missouri, 1:100,000, 1999
No more than three maps can be supplied in one mailing tube.
To order online, visit The Missouri Geology Store.
- The New Madrid Seismic Zone
- Facts About New Madrid Seismic Zone
- Earthquake Occurrences in Southeast Missouri
- History of Earthquakes in Missouri
- Understanding Earthquakes
- Measuring Earthquakes
- Relationship of Increasing Magnitudes
- Relationship Between Richter Magnitude and Modified Mercalli Intensity
- Recent Earthquakes in Central US
- What to do before, during and after an earthquake
- Earthquake Hazard in the New Madrid Seismic Zone Remains a Concern
- Earthquake Scenario -- 2011 Exercise
- Eyewitness Accounts of the 1811-12 New Madrid Earthquakes
- Seismographs in Missouri -- The USArray Transportable Array
- Earthquake Info -- News articles (searchable) compiled by the Central United States Earthquake Consortium
- Did you feel it?
- Missouri Seismic Safety Commission
- Additional Links