Geological Survey Program

Recent Earthquakes in Missouri

Missouri earthquake hazard and history Recent U.S. earthquakes  
USGS "Did You Feel It?" report

Earthquake in MissouriM2.1 earthquake occurred near New Madrid Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at 11:07:08 p.m. Details and Map

6 km (4 miles) WSW (255 degrees) of Tiptonville, TN
11 km (7 miles) ESE (109 degrees) of Hayward, MO
12 km (8 miles) NNW (333 degrees) of Ridgely, TN
144 km (89 miles) NNE (15 degrees) of Memphis, TN
259 km (161 miles) SSE (166 degrees) of St. Louis, MO


M3.7 Earthquake near East Prairie/Sikeston -- March 2, 2010

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake (ID:nm1937) occurred Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 1:37:35 p.m. at epicenter (36.7883N 89.3567W) in Southeastern Missouri at a depth of 8 km. 

DNR news release.

USGS "Did you feel it?" responses for this event.

March 2, 2010 Earthquake near East Prairie/Sikeston

Subsequent micro earthquakes:


M2.3 Earthquake near Farmington -- October 25, 2009

A magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 12:21:55 p.m. at epicenter (37.787°N, 90.649°W) in Southeastern Missouri.

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M2.6 Earthquake near Sullivan -- March 7, 2009

DNR GIS ViewerA magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred March 7, 2009 6 km east southeast of Sullivan at epicenter (665884 Easting and 4227693 Northing). Click on the image below to open GIS viewer depicting the area.  Values are shown below the viewer's toolbar.


M2.6 Earthquake near Phillipsburg -- November 6, 2008

Nov. 6, 2008 Earthquake near PhillipsburgA magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred November 6, 2008 near Phillipsburg November 6, 2008. Click on the image below to open GIS viewer depicting the area.

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M2.7 Earthquake near Fenton -- May 5, 2008

DNR GIS ViewerA magnitude 2.7 earthquake occurred near Fenton May 5, 2008. Click on the image below to open GIS viewer depicting the area.


Locate the New Madrid Seismic Zone in Southeast Missouri

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