Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Damaging Earthquakes

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This cover consists of location and size information for historical and recent earthquakes that caused Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) VI (6) or higher in the map area. There were 26 earthquakes that caused that level of damage. The most reknown are the four earthquakes in the 1811- 1812 sequence; two on Dec 16, 1811, and one each on Jan 23, 1812, and Feb 7, 1812. Their calculated Moment Magnitudes were 8.1, 7.2, 7.8, and 8.0, respectively. The most recent damaging earthquake was on June 10, 1987 near Olney, Illinois. It had a Moment Magnitude of 5.2.

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Metadata Date June 10, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1997 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 10, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1997 (publication)
Responsible Party US Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: none, Access Constraints: none
Bbox East Long -87.40000153
Bbox North Lat 38.71300125
Bbox South Lat 35.50061035
Bbox West Long -89.59999847
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards and stratigraphic nomenclature. Any use of trade names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the USGS.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1812-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1995-01-01

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