Earthquakes in Alabama 1916-2003 - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Earthquakes in Alabama 1916-2003

 

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Date County Epicenter area Lat Long FD M Effects-MM intensity

10/18/16

Shelby Jeffer.-Shelby Co. 33.5 86.5     (VII) felt in 5 states

6/29/17

Hale Rosemary 32.7 87.5     (IV)

6/16/27

Jackson Scottsboro 34.7 86     (IV)

6/13/29

Mobile Mobile 30.7 88     (I)

5/5/31

Jefferson Birmingham 33.7 86.6     (V)

5/4/39

Calhoun Anniston 33.7 85.8     (V)

6/24/39

Madison Huntsville 34.7 86.6     (IV)

4/23/57

Madison Farley 34.5 86.8     (VI)

8/12/59

Limestone Ala.-Tenn. 35 87     (VI)

2/18/64

DeKalb Ala.-Ga. 34.5 85.5     (IV)

3/14/71

Pickens Carrollton 33.1 87.9     (II)

12/10/74

Escambia Huxford 32.35 87.47     (V)

3/1/75

Lamar Kennedy 33.55 87.99     (II)

6/24/75

Fayette Fayette 33.7 87.8     (IV)

9/28/75

Blount Cedar Springs 33.89 86.61     (VI)

5/4/77

Choctaw Eiler 31.98 88.42     (V)

12/10/78

  Ala.-Miss. 31.95 88.48     (V)

5/7/81

Cullman Cullman 34.22 86.74   2.1 Not felt

9/14/81

    34.6 85.98 14.3 1.6 Not felt

9/26/81

Marion Hamilton 34.1 87.99   2.4 Not felt

12/2/81

    34.49 86.01 10 2 Not felt

12/9/81

Tuscaloosa Tannehill 33.24 87.02 3 1.8 Not felt

12/23/81

    34.8 85.82 7.4 1.5 Not felt

2/5/82

Montgomery Montgomery 32.68 86.62   2.5 Not felt

5/12/82

Winston Haleyville 34.22 87.49 12.1 1.7 Not felt

1/5/83

Marion Gold Mine 34.02 87.62   2.4 Not felt

1/31/83

  Ga.-Ala. 34.96 85.51   2.1 Not felt

2/5/83

  Ala.-Miss. 34.69 88.33   3 Not felt

4/5/83

Bibb Marvel 33.17 86.99   2.9 Not felt

9/28/83

Lauderdale Florence 34.65 87.77   2.7 Not felt

1/6/84

Clarke Jackson 31.61 87.65   3 (V) at Jackson and (III) at Walker Springs

8/9/84

Madison Huntsville 34.6 86.3 15.4 2.9 Not felt

8/24/84

Madison Huntsville 34.49 86.64 21.6 1.4 Not felt

8/26/84

Jackson Mud Creek 34.76 86.03 7.6 1.3 Not felt

2/19/85

Jackson Bridgeport 34.97 85.67 7 1.1 Not felt

1/25/86

Lauderdale Green Hill 34.94 87.41 10 1.9 Not felt

1/28/86

Blount Hendrix 34.01 86.34 24.3 0.9 Not felt

9/3/86

Jackson Fackler 34.74 85.99 17.1 1.8 Not felt

10/17/86

Talladega Talladega 33.52 86.02 9.2 1.7 Not felt

11/7/87

DeKalb Fort Payne 34.39 85.78 1.2 Not felt

7/8/87

Colbert Muscle Shoals 34.83 87.61 8.6 2.1 Not felt

2/3/87

Jackson Hollytree 34.82 86.32 9.6 2.4 Not felt

2/14/87

Perry Heiberger 32.71 87.27 7.3 2.8 Not felt

2/18/88

Franklin Russellville 34.36 87.85 7.7 2 Not felt

4/1/88

Lauderdale Florence 34.86 87.6 3.6 1.9 Not felt

4/3/88

Tuscaloosa Samantha 33.51 87.58 10 1.5 Not felt

5/27/88

Lawrence Moulton 34.38 87.27 2.3 1.4 Not felt

1/17/89

Jefferson Bessemer 33.61 86.96 5 1.6 Not felt

2/20/89

Madison Huntsville 34.76 86.4 17.9 1.3 Not felt

4/23/89

Cullman Jones Chapel 34.31 87.17 17.3 1.7 Not felt

6/11/89

Jackson Stevenson 34.83 85.99 22.4 0.8 Not felt

7/15/89

Lawrence Moulton 34.44 87.34 10 2.8 Not felt

9/11/89

Walker Creel 33.79 86.99 15.8 2.2 Not felt

9/13/89

    33.63 87.08   3.4 Not felt

9/20/89

Lauderdale Killen 34.75 87.62 10 3.9 (VI) near Florence, (V) Danville and Tuscumbia, (IV) Courtland and Killen, (III) Cherokee

9/21/89

Colbert Wilson Dam 34.79 87.62 15 1.3 Not felt

9/26/89

Cullman Lewis Smith Lake 33.99 87.01 1.7 Not felt

3/26/90

Lauderdale Florence 34.98 87.4 6.9 2 Not felt

3/28/90

Colbert Old Bethel 34.59 87.51 5.3 2.5 Not felt

5/10/90

Franklin Russellville 34.27 88.06 15.3 2.1 Not felt

5/19/90

Jefferson Birmingham 33.69 87.55 22 2 Not felt

6/23/90

Fayette Fayette 33.72 87.94 6.4 3.1 Not felt

6/30/90

Lamar Kennedy 33.73 88.06 2 2.2 Not felt

7/27/90

Cherokee Ga. State Line 34.4 85.48 6.5 2.2 Not felt

9/1/90

Fayette Fayette 33.75 87.92 0.9 3.2 Not felt

9/20/90

Limestone Athens 34.98 86.96 3.7 2.8 Not felt

12/2/90

Lauderdale Florence 34.91 87.37 9.1 1.8 Not felt

12/15/90

Morgan Decatur 34.45 87.3 16.4 1.8 Not felt

1/21/91

Marshall Guntersville Dam 34.48 86.4 11 1.9 Not felt

2/17/91

Clay Bluff Springs 33.14 85.77 0.5 2.9 Felt in Randolph County

3/28/91

Madison Huntsville 34.62 86.24 12.7 1.8 Not felt

3/28/91

Jefferson Birmingham 33.39 86.55 28.4 2.9 Not felt

7/23/91

Colbert Leighton 34.67 87.52 5.3 2.2 Not felt

10/31/91

Colbert Leighton 34.66 87.52 0.3 1.2 Not felt

11/4/91

Cullman Cullman 34.08 87.18 8.9 2.3 Not felt

11/10/91

DeKalb Dugout Valley 34.55 85.67 3.9 1.8 Not felt

11/17/91

Cullman Cullman 33.99 87.12 16.8 1.9 Not felt

3/17/92

Morgan Decatur 34.42 87.2 7.5 2 Not felt

4/5/92

Colbert Muscle Shoals 34.66 87.41 5.8 2.3 Not felt

4/5/92

Colbert Muscle Shoals 34.67 87.44 2.3 Not felt

4/26/92

Greene Eutaw 32.74 87.78 11.2 2.4 Not felt

7/1/92

Jackson Hollytree 34.87 86.35 8.2 2.1 Not felt

9/11/92

Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 33.17 87.5 6.5 3 Not felt

11/4/92

Talladega Talladega 33.45 86.2 2.5 2.2 Not felt

7/16/93

Choctaw Silas 31.74 88.34 5 3.7 Slight damage (VI) at Gilbertown, felt (V) at Silas and Melvin (IV), also felt at Chappell Hill, Coffeeville, Land, Lusk, Needham, Pleasant Hill and Toxey in Choctaw Co.

10/3/93

Walker Jasper 33.68 87.41 9.6 2.8 Not felt

10/19/93

Lauderdale Florence 34.83 87.57 20.3 1.1 Not felt

11/6/93

Limestone Elkmont 34.99 86.96 7.6 1.5 Not felt

4/20/94

Blount Blount Springs 33.93 86.81 0 2.3 Not felt

5/4/94

Winston Addison 34.22 87.19 5 3.3 Felt (IV) at Addison and Sardis; (III) at Decatur, Houston and Madison; (II) at Arley; felt at Double Springs and Jones Chapel in Winston, Cullman, and Madison Counties.

5/25/94

Jackson Stevenson 34.95 86.14 8.8 2.3 Not felt

6/26/94

Greene Eutaw 33.02 88.18 8.7 2.5 Not felt

7/4/94

Marshall Guntersville 34.55 86.29 15.2 0.8 Not felt

10/5/94

Jackson Scottsboro 34.92 85.77 10.6 1.2 Not felt

5/28/95

Tuscaloosa Romulus 33.19 87.82 1 3.4 Felt in Benevola, Pickens County

7/14/95

Tuscaloosa Samantha 33.47 87.66 1 3.3 Possible mine collapse

5/4/97

Escambia Atmore area 31 87.4 5 3.1 Felt in Brewton and Flomaton

5/18/97

Lauderdale Florence 34.87 87.83 6.7 1.7

5/22/97

Washington Millry 31.63 88.17 10 2.7 Not felt

5/24/97

Colbert Waterloo 34.84 88.07 shallow 1.8 Not felt

7/31/97

Jackson Stevenson 34.92 85.98 1.6 Not felt (possible blasting event)

8/20/97

Jackson Scottsboro 34.56 85.95 1 2.3 8 mi SE of Scottsboro

9/14/97

DeKalb Fort Payne 34.52 85.65 2 1.6 7:23:51

9/14/97

DeKalb Fort Payne 34.53 85.69 8 0.8 Aftershock #1 - 7:24:55

9/14/97

DeKalb Fort Payne 34.51 85.63 11 0.6 Aftershock #2 - 7:53:38

10/12/97

Gulf of Mexico 29.66 88.36   2.5 110 km S of Mobile,160 km ESE New Orleans

10/14/97

Gulf of Mexico   29.66 88.36   2.5 Same

10/18/97

Gulf of Mexico   29.66 88.36   2.9 Same

10/19/97

DeKalb Fort Payne 34.52 85.59 4 1.6 12 km (7 mi) NE Ft. Payne at 20:45:20.7

10/24/97

Escambia Little Rock 31.2 87.3 shallow 4.9 Close to epicenter of 5/4/97 quake

10/26/97

Escambia Little Rock 31.1 87.3 10 3.7

10/28/97

Escambia Little Rock 31.1 87.3 10 3  

11/5/97

Cherokee Fort Payne 34.47 85.51 4 2.4 11 mi east of Ft. Payne

12/27/97

Winston   34.13 87.26 0 1.9 13 km NNW Double Springs

12/29/97

Limestone Decatur 34.66 87.01 5 2 10 km(6 mi) NNW of Decatur

1/26/98

Escambia Little Rock 31.18 87.61 4 2.8 21 km N Atmore, felt 3 mi S of Little Rock

1/28/98

Cherokee Fort Payne 34.42 85.56 3 2.5 13 km (8 mi) ESE of Ft. Payne

2/3/98

Cherokee Fort Payne 34.42 85.57 ?0 2.1 12 km (7 mi) ESE of Ft. Payne

5/7/98

Sumter Demopolis 32.37 88.11 10 2.9 md, 12:24:41.4 GMT, 14 mi SE of York

5/10/98

Etowah Gadsden 33.93 85.93 8 2.5 01:30:55:5 GMT

5/21/98

Winston Double Springs 34.11 87.39 12 1.9 4 km (2.5 mi) SSE of Double Springs

5/24/98

Walker Jasper 33.87 87.21 5 2.3 3.5 mi NE Jasper, 3:58 UTC

6/24/98

Hale Greensboro 32.75 87.74 6 3.2 15 km (9 mi) WNW Greensboro

7/30/98

Jackson Scottsboro 34.66 86.16 1 2 7 mi west of Scottsboro

9/13/98

Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 33.31 87.65 14 2.9 8 miles NW of Tuscaloosa

10/16/98

Talledega Talledega 33.57 85.98 3 2.2 11 miles NE of Talledega
10/22/98 Jackson Scottsboro 34.63 86.1 5 1.6 Scottsboro
5/19/99 Pickens Millport 33.51 87.9 9 2 18km (11 mi) NE of Reform, 11km ESE Millport
5/14/99 Lawrence Trinity 34.69 87.15 3 1.6 12 km (7 mi) NW of Trinity
6/12/99 Franklin Russellville 34.54 87.83

 

5 1.7 10 km (6 mi) WNW of Russellville
7/31/99 Lawrence Moulton 34.45 87.31 0 2.6 5 km (3 mi) SW of Moulton
10/11/99 Blount Oneonta 33.86 86.47 0 2.5 16 km (10 mi) NE of Oneonta
4/21/00 Blount Oneonta 33.86 86.54 0 1.8 12 km (7 mi) SW of Oneonta
5/7/00 Perry Marion 32.71 87.17 10 2.4 17 km (10 mi) NE of Marion
5/28/00 Fayette Fayette 33.72 87.81 <5 3 3 km (2 mi) NE of Fayette
8/15/00 Lawrence Town Creek 34.75 87.42 11 1.3 10 km (6 mi) north of Town Creek
9/5/00 Monroe Monroeville 31.51 87.31 7 2.5 Monroeville
9/5/00 Clarke Fulton 31.79 87.84 5 2.4 10 km (6 mi) west of Fulton
1/26/01 Walker Fayette 33.84 87.08 0 2 11miles (18 km) east of Jasper
3/12/01 Marshall Guntersville 34.47 86.35 17 1.5 9 miles (15 km) northwest of Guntersville
4/8/01 Walker Cordova 33.77 87.25 0 2.3 3 miles (5 km) WNW of Cordova
4/15/01 Talladega Sylacauga 33.28 86.23 3 2.6 8 miles (12 km) NNE of Sylacauga
6/21/01 Jackson Stevenson 34.86 85.89 0 2.2 3 miles (5 km) west of Stevenson
7/28/01 Calhoun Anniston 33.65 85.8 1 1.9 In Anniston
8/29/01 Calhoun Anniston 33.67 85.95 2 1.9 8 miles (13 km) west of Anniston
8/29/01 Lawrence Moulton 35.54 87.16 7 2.2 8 miles (13 km northeast of Moulton
9/10/01 Marshall Guntersville 34.49 86.18 9 1.7 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Guntersville
12/7/01 Jackson Scottsboro 34.75 86.251 16 1.6 11 miles (18 km) WNW of Scottsboro
12/24/01 Jackson Scottsboro 34.74 86.245 14.8 2.4 12 miles (19 km) WNW of Scottsboro. Only 24 miles (38 km) to TVA dam at Guntersville
1/16/02 Fayette Winfield 33.91 87.78 10 1.8 2 miles (3km) SE of Winfield
2/10/02 Marion Winfield 33.95 87.73 0 2.6 4 miles (6 km) ENE of Winfield
4/9/02 Walker Sumiton 33.8 87.1 2 5 miles (7km) NW of Sumiton
4/20/02 Lauderdale Cedar Cove 34.81 87.4 10 1.8 6 miles (10km) WSW of Rogersville
5/21/02 Sumter York 32.45 88.22 27 3 6 miles (9km) southeast of York
4/29/03 DeKalb Mentone 34.49 85.63 19.58 4.6 10 miles (15km) ENE of Fort Payne
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.47 85.64 3.85 2.6  
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.49 85.65 7.59 2.3  
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.44 85.64 3.08 2.9  
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.49 85.64 7.42 2.4  
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.47 85.63 0.76 2.3  
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.47 85.61 7.24 1.4  
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.47 85.67 7.23 1.8  
4/29/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.45 85.65 3.21 2.3  
4/30/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.52 85.63 14.21 1.1  
5/1/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.48 85.62 13.93 0  
5/2/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.48 85.61 13.09 1.1  
5/2/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.49 85.61 14.5 3.1  
5/3/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.52 85.62 13.85 1.5  
5/3/03 DeKalb Aftershock<, /FONT> 34.44 85.64 15.09 1.4  
5/5/03 DeKalb Aftershock 34.48 85.66 12.79 1.3  
6/22/03 DeKalb Gt. Payne 34.56 85.65 3 1.9 7 miles (12 km) NNE of Ft. Payne
7/6/03 DeKalb Mentone/after 34.48 85.63 13.69 2.4  
7/15/03 DeKalb Mentone/after 34.47 85.65 3.34 2.5  
7/25/03 DeKalb Rainsville 34.45 86.05 15 2 12 miles WSW of Rainsville
8/16/03 DeKalb Alpine/aftersh 34.48 85.59 4.47 2  
9/25/03 Escambia Atmore 31.1 87.52 5 to 10 2.9 5 miles NNW of Atmore
9/29/03 Escambia Atmore 31.03 87.46 12 3.3 2 miles ENE of Atmore
10/17/03 Tuscaloosa Newtonville 33.51 87.83 11 2.7  
02/06/03 Shelby Montevallo 33.16 86.78 19 2.2 5 miles NE of Montevallo

FD = focal depth estimate in km; M=magnitude

Sources: Alabama Geological  Survey Modified from U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center, Preliminary Determination of Epicenters;Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Southeastern U.S Seismic Network Bulletin, 1981-1995; and Earthquakes in the Alabama Area (1994).

 

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