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Magnitude 3.6 - ILLINOIS

2006 January 2 21:48:56 UTC

A minor earthquake occurred at 21:48:56 (UTC) on Monday, January 2, 2006. The magnitude 3.6 event has been located in ILLINOIS. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

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Magnitude 3.6
Date-Time Monday, January 2, 2006 at 21:48:56 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Monday, January 2, 2006 at 3:48:56 PM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 37.767°N, 88.355°W
Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) set by location program
Region ILLINOIS
Distances 4 km (2 miles) NNW (344°) from Equality, IL
9 km (6 miles) SE (125°) from Eldorado, IL
9 km (6 miles) WSW (248°) from Ridgway, IL
74 km (46 miles) WSW (252°) from Evansville, IN
191 km (118 miles) ESE (120°) from St. Louis, MO
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 9 km (5.6 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst= 11, Nph= 11, Dmin=64.5 km, Rmss=0.58 sec, Gp=126°,
M-type="Nuttli" surface wave magnitude (MLg), Version=6
Source A minor earthquake occurred at 21:48:56 (UTC) on Monday, January 2, 2006. The magnitude 3.6 event has been located in ILLINOIS. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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  • Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
    World Data Center for Seismology, Denver