Near Memphis, Tennessee
1865 08 17 15:00 UTC
Largest Earthquake in Tennessee
At Memphis, chimneys were thrown down. At New Madrid, Misssouri, chimneys were damaged and waves formed on the river, that were like those made by a passing steamboat. The earth appeared to undulate. Felt from St. Louis, Missouri, to Jackson, Mississippi. Also felt in Illinois.
Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.