Skip to comments.Updated: 48 earthquakes rock Faulkner County
Posted on 10/11/2010 10:28:17 PM PDT by FromLori
Faulkner County residents had a shaky start to their Monday morning as a 4.0-magnitude earthquake rattled throughout the county.
The quake, which occurred at 8:33 a.m. and was centered two miles southeast of Guy, was just one of 48 earthquakes reported since Wednesday afternoon.
All but three of the earthquakes were recorded within three miles southeast or south-southeast of Guy. Wednesday afternoons quake and two quakes on Thursday were reported east-northeast of Guy.
According to Shelia Maxwell with the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management, the U.S. Geological Survey is looking into the recent earthquake activity in the area.
Were having them (earthquakes) in places weve never had them before, Maxwell said. The USGS is looking into why were having them and why there have been so many.
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Faulkner County Japan?
Activity centered near Faulkner County town of Guy
Update: Earthquakes Continue to Rock Faulkner County
A year or two there were dozens and dozens of small earthquakes around Lake Tahoe, and nothing big ever came of it. Hopefully, it will be the same with these.
I'm trying to imagine big time, cataclysmic historic earthquake, centering near Little Rock, so great it's tossing desks out 40 story windows in Chicago.
Faulkner? Is that Yoknapatawpha County?
I didn’t think of that it was just the title the way they posted it I guess I should have added it. The reason I think it’s of interest is the New Madrid Fault zone you would almost think it’s waking up and a major quake there would be really devastating. The National Guard had preparedness training within the past month for just that scenario.
That's too close to Kansas for my comfort.
Got my buttocks tightly clenched.
I tired too, and trouble I am having talking...
Thanks for the post Lori...I do find this very interesting...If this swarm were Cal, these folks would be having a beno! A real knee slapper!
Jus pullin your leg...
... as long as we're OK in the 'burbs.
lots of little ones are better than one big one.
You have to figure anything named “Faulkner County” would be in the southern part of the US.
There was a thread about the ongoing tremors earlier today. It’s good to get an update.
Hope this doesn’t amount to anything.
Don’t pick up the soap.
Several comments on the linked story talk about gas drilling in the area.
The quakes were very shallow, so they could be related to drilling. It’s not unprecedented to have quakes related to drilling.
Maybe. And the entire Midwest could be sitting balanced on plate, which is teeter on a cliff the size of Ohio....
Even bedrock can be liquefied or pounded into the consistency of oatmeal, by massive fault slippage, causing entire buildings to go under and repeated aftershocks.
Just hope you don’t get hit with a massive horizontal shift...it’s like crack the whip...There is no warning...It’s like ridding in the back of a pickup, when the driver just slams on the brakes, then punches it again.
Jog my memory: wasn’t the largest earthquake in North America a 10+ along the New Madrid fault in the 1830’s?
“... as long as we’re OK in the ‘burbs.”
What burb are you in? I’m in Downers Grove.
The winter of 1811-12, iirc
Phil Carson, (from "Enemies Foreign And Domestic"), and three strangers are hiding in a well-stocked cave, which is a guerrilla fighter's lair. Across the region Kazakh "contract peacekeepers" are wiping out the last remaining American holdouts, who have rejected the federal government's order to abandon their homes and move to "relocation centers."
CLICK on COVER to read excerpt from FReeper Travis McGee
SO much for the “Who, What, WHERE and When rule.”
If you do not want to read the whole thread, see 11.
I should have thought that New May-drid, huh?
You mean that the USGS hasn't answered this question in the last 198 years? Not long enough, since the last really big one?
Maybe if they didn't go running off all over the world every time there's an earthquake, they might have the time...
Maybe a 100 year cycle??
Not everything there involves the New Madrid fault.
Wow, brings back childhood memories. Born in Berwyn, lived in Lisle for several years.
Used to walk across the fields underneath the high tension power wires and reach the outskirts of Downers Grove, some strip mall shopping centers located on...Maple Drive? Too long to remember for sure.
That was while 8-9 years old, me and my buddy Jimmy West. Funny how times have changed, no way would kids that young be allowed to go that far alone today.
That fault line has minor quakes every now and then. It really isn't "waking up."
Quite often there would be a seismic event from New Madrid and all the ICBMs would go into Memory or PIGA Leveling mode. The crews on duty knew exactly what had happened because the missiles would report all at once.
where is “Faulkner County” and why is this important to anyone?
There have been quite a few earthquakes in Texas centered around drilling the Barnett Shale. Except, in Texas, they say, it has to do with the disposal wells not the gas wells
In seismology, coordinates have value.
Or you could read the article if your interested and find out or skip it if your not
Here is a list of all the earthquakes recently.
This article is about a bunch of small earthquakes in ARKANSAS.
Here’s the easy way to see Earthquakes, worldwide, in 3-D
This program is AWESOME: http://www.wolton.net/quake.html
That’s cool thanks!
Local news is raising the question whether this quake swarm could be being set off by all the natural gas well drilling and fracking that’s been going on in that part of Arkansas the last couple of years. I don’t know if that could be the cause or not, but we had a swarm of a half dozen small quakes back last October-November (I think) and we’re probably 70-100 miles southwest of this latest activity, and to my knowledge there’s no gas well drilling or fracking going on around us.
"Maxwell encouraged residents who feel the quakes to report the information to the USGS or Arkansas Geology Survey.
"Detailed earthquake information and links to report quakes can be found at www.usgs.gov or www.geology.ar.gov."
I've done a bit of database design, and I'll bet John Robinson has wished many times that he had included a (required) "State" field in the "POSTS" database. But I am also aware that one doesn't go around cramming new fields into a running database...
I usually try to provide that data (State [and country, if not obviously the US]) in my first comment of a post (if not appended to the title). I'm sure you'll admit, one of the first things anyone asks about an earthquake is, "Where?"...
Thanks for the seismo posts! No doubt we could all learn to become better posters...
But they got rid of their two biggest ones — named “Clinton”... ‘-)
I guess there aren't many real writers left - nor, it appears, readers who know what good writing is.
Global warming did this. We should have paid Algore his cap and trade money!
Sorry. I know all that. I was not trying to put you down. I was just trying to help. Excuse me?
PS: I did not write the article.