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MAP 4.3 2012/05/10 23:45:45 -6.218 130.557 150.7 BANDA SEA
MAP 3.1 2012/05/10 22:54:06 38.807 -87.460 11.0 INDIANA
MAP 2.7 2012/05/10 22:07:20 38.816 -87.465 8.8 INDIANA
MAP 3.9 2012/05/10 21:14:32 35.538 -96.782 6.8 OKLAHOMA
2012-10-10: M=4.5 - 21 km WNW of Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - felt
2012-10-04: M=3.0 - 12 km S of Valleyfield, QC - felt
2012-09-22: M=3.1 - 13 km SE of Buckingham, QC
2012-09-22: M=3.9 - 69 km NNE of Chapleau, ON
GREENE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuesday morning a 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Greene County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake occurred at 1:44 a.m. approximately 12 miles north west of Eutaw. Communities affected include Clinton, Union and West Greene.
Tuesday’s earthquake brings the total number of earthquakes in northern Greene County to 16 since November of 2014. This earthquake is also the strongest that has occurred since November 20, 2014, matching the strength of Tuesday’s earthquake.
14km NNW of La Center, Kentucky
Time 2016-05-01 06:12:10 (UTC)
11km NNW of Lake View, Alabama
Time 2016-04-29 08:58:13 (UTC)
5km NNW of Weaverville, North Carolina
Time 2016-04-25 14:43:29 (UTC)
26km SSE of Madisonville, Tennessee
Time 2016-04-25 08:00:11 (UTC)
The south is SINKING: Giant chunks of the Earth's mantle are falling off and causing quakes across the southeastern US - and more are coming, warn researchers Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... zz47oLKFjeb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
The southeastern United States has been hit by a series of strange unexplained quakes - most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that shook the nation's capital. Researchers have been baffled, believing the areas should be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity, as it is located in the interior of the North American Plate, far away from plate boundaries where earthquakes usually occur. Now, they believe the quakes could be caused by pieces of the Earth's mantle breaking off and sinking into the planet.
A new study found pieces of the mantle under this region have been periodically breaking off and sinking down into the Earth. This thins and weakens the remaining plate, making it more prone to slipping that causes earthquakes. The study authors conclude this process is ongoing and likely to produce more earthquakes in the future. 'Our idea supports the view that this seismicity will continue due to unbalanced stresses in the plate,' said Berk Biryol, a seismologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lead author of the new study. 'The [seismic] zones that are active will continue to be active for some time.' The study was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.