List of earthquakes in Illinois

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The following is a list of earthquakes in Illinois.

Earthquakes[edit]

Date Area Epicenter Mag. MMI Depth
(km)
Deaths Injuries Total damage / notes Source
April 18, 2008 Wabash County 38°27′N 87°53′W / 38.45°N 87.89°W / 38.45; -87.89 5.4 Mw VII 11.6 2 Limited / strike-slip (left lateral)
June 10, 1987 Richland County 38°42′47″N 87°57′14″W / 38.713°N 87.954°W / 38.713; -87.954 5.0 Mw VI 10 [1]
September 15, 1972 Lee County 41°38′42″N 89°22′08″W / 41.645°N 89.369°W / 41.645; -89.369 4.0 Mw VI 6 [2]
November 9, 1968 Hamilton County 37°57′N 88°29′W / 37.95°N 88.48°W / 37.95; -88.48 5.4 Mw VII 25 Limited / dip-slip (reverse)
April 9, 1917 Randolph County 38°06′N 90°12′W / 38.1°N 90.2°W / 38.1; -90.2 5.1 Mfa VII [3]
May 26, 1909 Kane County 41°36′N 88°06′W / 41.6°N 88.1°W / 41.6; -88.1 5.1 Mfa VII [4]
October 31, 1895 Mississippi County, MO 37°00′N 89°24′W / 37.0°N 89.4°W / 37.0; -89.4 5.9 Mfa VIII Damage at Cairo, Illinois [5]
September 27, 1891 Hamilton County 38°15′N 88°30′W / 38.25°N 88.5°W / 38.25; -88.5 5.2 Mfa VII [4]
June 9, 1838 Marion County 38°30′N 89°00′W / 38.5°N 89.0°W / 38.5; -89.0 5.2 Mfa VII [2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stover & Coffman 1993, pp. 224, 228, 229
  2. ^ a b Stover & Coffman 1993, p. 224
  3. ^ Stover & Coffman 1993, pp. 224, 226, 227
  4. ^ a b Stover & Coffman 1993, pp. 224–225
  5. ^ Stover & Coffman 1993, pp. 262, 263

References[edit]

  • Stover, Carl W.; Coffman, Jerry L. (1993). "Illinois". Seismicity of the United States, 1568–1989 (revised). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office.

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