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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Central States News: Rash of Small Earthquakes Continue in North-Central Arkansas


Dozens of small earthquakes have been occurring for about the past few months north of Little Rock and continue early Sunday.


Most of the quakes have been in the 2 to 4-magnitude range- with most centered in a small area about 40 miles north of Arkansas's capitol near the towns of Greenbrier and Guy.



One 4.1-magnitude quake struck last Wednesday evening near Greenbrier.


According to an Associated Press story- the quakes could be a swarm along an eartquake fault in the area- or could be due to man-made causes due to natural gas exploration in the area.




There is no indication the quakes are related to the larger New Madrid fault about 100 miles to the northeast- or whether this series of quakes could set off a larger quake here or on the New Madrid fault. 

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1 comment:

Superdave said...

This is weird I have been following this for a couple of weeks or so now.I have been using this site to follow it and have got some other locals around this area following it as well.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.html