A little over one hour east of Flint, MI off I-69 in Marysville, Michiganders got a belated holiday surprise from Mother Nature.

An earthquake.

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It's not often we get a quake in the Mitten State. The last time, according to the United States Geological Survey recorded a small quake in Michigan was July 2022.

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That quake was 2.4 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The same strength as our most recent... in Luna Pier, MI.

Where was the earthquake in Michigan?

Technically, this quake had an epicenter on the Canadian side of the St. Clair River near Corunna Ontario.

Credit: USGS Maps
Credit: USGS Maps

That's across from Marysville.

St. Clair, MI is just down the river. Some would call it the northernmost part of Metro Detroit.

Credit: Google Maps, Canva
Credit: Google Maps, Canva

When did the most recent Michigan earthquake happen?

Wednesday December 27th at 9:47am the 2.4M earthquake happened. It was 3.10 miles in the ground.

At that magnitude and depth, people will feel light shaking. There usually isn't any reported damage, thankfully.

The St. Clair, Marysville, MI and Corunna, Ontario Canada areas had a 2.5M quake in spring 2022.

Credit: Google Street View
Credit: Google Street View

The last time it happened in that area was May 23, 2022. The epicenter was located about the same distance from Corunna, Ontario, but to the North/Northwest.

The Detroit Free Press reports the strongest quake recorded in Michigan, a 3.2M, happened near Monroe in 2020.

Biggest Earthquakes in Michigan History

The 6 Michigan earthquakes below are sorted by their intensity on the Ritcher scale according to MichiganWeatherCenter.org. The cities listed are the origin locations A.K.A. epicenters of the quakes.

Michigan's Worst Natural Disaster: the 1953 Flint-Beecher Tornado

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