4/12/2015 — Canada hit + Another New Madrid Earthquake — What is going on in the midwest?

April 12 , 2015

Another earthquake has struck along the New Madrid Seismic Zone.   A 2.9M (2.7 magnitude revised) along the border of Southern Missouri.

new madrid earthquake april 12 2015

After months of silence, we have now seen three earthquakes strike Missouri in the past week.

On April 2nd a 4.0 magnitude (downgraded to 3.7) struck directly along the New Madrid near the Missouri Tennessee border, this was followed 2 days later on April 4th by a 2.6M in central West Missouri, now today April 12th another 2.9M along the New Madrid(downgraded to 2.7M).

This screenshot below shows the 4.0M when it struck on April 2, 2015.

new madrid april 2 2015

Directly following the 4.0 magnitude event on the New Madrid, within the week a mine collapsed , along with a large methane release in South Central Illinois.


Also, THREE different East coast earthquakes have occurred.  Two located in Eastern Tennessee, and one located in Southeast Quebec Canada near the Maine / New Brunswick border region.

earthquakes april 12 2015 past 3 days

It is worthy to note that New Brunswick (SE Quebec) as well as Eastern Tennessee were both named as areas to watch in the most recent earthquake forecast.

Quote the warning on April 10th:

New england states going up into Southeast Quebec + New Brunswick.

ALL THESE AREAS SHOULD MOVE over the next week, now that that West Coast is pushing on the craton again.”

Information on the Canada earthquake:


M2.7 – 11km SSW of La Malbaie, Canada

Magnitude 2.7 mb_lg
Location / uncertainty 47.555°N 70.191°W± 3.2 km
Depth / uncertainty 8.2 km± 6.9
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 11
Minimum Distance 101.19 km (0.91°)
Travel Time Residual 0.44 sec
Azimuthal Gap 189°
FE Region St. Lawrence Valley region, Quebec, Canada (447)

Information on the 2.9 (2.7 revised) along the New Madrid:


M2.9 – 6km N of Lilbourn, Missouri

Magnitude / uncertainty 2.9 mb_lg± 0.0
Location / uncertainty 36.649°N 89.606°W± 1.1 km
Depth / uncertainty 13.7 km± 3.9
Origin Time
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 30
Minimum Distance 13.14 km (0.12°)
Travel Time Residual 0.36 sec
Azimuthal Gap 41°
FE Region Missouri (486)

At this point you might be asking yourself “what is causing this earthquake activity in the United States?”  and  “how big will these earthquakes get?”.

Answers to both can be heard here: