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What was the most recent earthquake in Michigan?

Earthquake Catalog

Date and time Mag Depth Nearest volcano (distance)
Nov 19, 2020 08:47 GMT 2.3 1 km 2199 km (1366 mi)
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:35 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 17, 2020 10:35 GMT 1.8 2238 km (1391 mi)
Monday, November 9, 2020 08:20 GMT (1 earthquake)

Has there been any earthquakes in Michigan?

Michigan doesn’t normally have earthquakes. As recently as 1991, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred in Missouri. Earthquakes as high as 7.7 on the Richter scale have occurred in the same region.

Are there any earthquake faults in Michigan?

There are two known fault lines in this area: one runs from Antrim County through Otsego and into Montmorency, and the other from southern Antrim County through Otsego and into northern Crawford. Fault lines all throughout Michigan are inactive. That’s why earthquakes are very rare here.

Is Michigan near a fault line?

The Keweenaw Fault is a reverse fault that bisects the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The fault is the boundary between the Midcontinent Rift System and adjacent Precambrian terrain.

Where was the earthquake in Michigan yesterday?

Earthquake Shakes Parts of Southeast MichiganThe U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6-magnitude earthquake hit around 8:02 p.m and the tremors were felt in the Detroit area and as far as Lansing.

Is Michigan on a tectonic plate boundary?

Michigan just isn’t earthquake-friendly territory. “Earthquakes usually happen at plate boundaries, where tectonic plates come together. And Michigan isn’t active.

Do earthquakes happen more in some places?

Some places have more earthquakes than others because they sit on the edges of tectonic plates. This map shows the world’s tectonic plates.

What time was the earthquake in Detroit today?