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Updated: 48 earthquakes rock Faulkner County
The Cabin ^ | 10/11/10 | Stephanie Fischer

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 afternoon’s 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.

“We’re having them (earthquakes) in places we’ve never had them before,” Maxwell said. “The USGS is looking into why we’re having them and why there have been so many.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thecabin.net ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earthquake; eq; newmadrid
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1 posted on 10/11/2010 10:28:20 PM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori

Faulkner County Japan?


2 posted on 10/11/2010 10:29:36 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: FromLori

Related

Activity centered near Faulkner County town of Guy

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=122286&catid=2

Update: Earthquakes Continue to Rock Faulkner County

http://arkansasmatters.com/news-fulltext/?nxd_id=359465


3 posted on 10/11/2010 10:30:37 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: dragnet2

Arkansas


4 posted on 10/11/2010 10:31:11 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

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.


5 posted on 10/11/2010 10:38:49 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: FromLori
It seems when ya don't say where in the title....No one cares..

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.

6 posted on 10/11/2010 10:39:04 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Arkansas


7 posted on 10/11/2010 10:40:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: FromLori

Faulkner? Is that Yoknapatawpha County?


8 posted on 10/11/2010 10:43:32 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: dragnet2

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.


9 posted on 10/11/2010 10:48:35 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: dragnet2
"so great it's tossing desks out 40 story windows in Chicago"

And knocking boxes of cereal to the floor in Cleveland supermarkets.


10 posted on 10/11/2010 10:52:06 PM PDT by I see my hands (Unintentionally not left blank)
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To: dragnet2
Log Cabin Democrats.
Guy, Arkansas.

Eeeuuwwee!

That's too close to Kansas for my comfort.

Got my buttocks tightly clenched.

11 posted on 10/11/2010 10:57:28 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: FromLori
I didn’t think of that it was just the title the way they posted it I guess I should have added it.

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...

12 posted on 10/11/2010 10:57:47 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
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.

... as long as we're OK in the 'burbs.

13 posted on 10/11/2010 10:58:47 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: FromLori

lots of little ones are better than one big one.


14 posted on 10/11/2010 11:00:15 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: tdscpa
Eeeuuwwee! That's too close to Kansas for my comfort. Got my buttocks tightly clenched.

Hmmm....

15 posted on 10/11/2010 11:00:53 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: FromLori

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.


16 posted on 10/11/2010 11:01:01 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: tdscpa

Don’t pick up the soap.


17 posted on 10/11/2010 11:01:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: FromLori

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.


18 posted on 10/11/2010 11:06:15 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Doomonyou
lots of little ones are better than one big one.

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.

19 posted on 10/11/2010 11:07:50 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
Hmmm?
20 posted on 10/11/2010 11:09:24 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Doomonyou

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.


21 posted on 10/11/2010 11:11:56 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Jog my memory: wasn’t the largest earthquake in North America a 10+ along the New Madrid fault in the 1830’s?


22 posted on 10/11/2010 11:24:56 PM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is a disease....)
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To: dr_lew

“... as long as we’re OK in the ‘burbs.”

What burb are you in? I’m in Downers Grove.


23 posted on 10/11/2010 11:31:31 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: PAMadMax

The winter of 1811-12, iirc


24 posted on 10/11/2010 11:35:40 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: PAMadMax
Biggest ones in the 48 States were 3 or 4 (don't recall which) during the winter of 1811-12 near New Madrid, Mo., estimated from 7.7 to 8.4 on the old Richter scale (no way to measure them back then). The Mississippi ran backwards, church bells rang in Boston, and it created Reelfoot lake across the border in Tenn. IIRC, the New Madrid fault system is different from the California faults by lying horizontally instead of vertically, or something like that. If that happened today, St. Louis & Memphis would suffer tremendous damage.
25 posted on 10/11/2010 11:43:45 PM PDT by Southbound ("A liar in public life is worse than a full-paid-up Communist, and I don't care who he is." - HST)
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To: Southbound
It's one year after two New Madrid earthquakes have devastated the Mississippi Valley.
Battalions of foreign peackeepers are occupying Tennessee, at the invitation of the President.

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."

This scene is in the middle of the novel.

CLICK on COVER to read excerpt from FReeper Travis McGee

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26 posted on 10/12/2010 12:02:27 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: FromLori

SO much for the “Who, What, WHERE and When rule.”


27 posted on 10/12/2010 12:08:05 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: maine-iac7

If you do not want to read the whole thread, see 11.


28 posted on 10/12/2010 12:28:35 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: FromLori
“The USGS is looking into why we’re having them and why there have been so many.”

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...

29 posted on 10/12/2010 12:54:44 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: PAMadMax
Jog my memory: wasn’t the largest earthquake in North America a 10+ along the New Madrid fault in the 1830’s?

1811-1812

30 posted on 10/12/2010 12:58:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: Publius6961

Maybe a 100 year cycle??


31 posted on 10/12/2010 1:11:27 AM PDT by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: FromLori
There are OTHER faults in Arkansas. There are two distinct "mountain ranges" as well.

Not everything there involves the New Madrid fault.

32 posted on 10/12/2010 2:31:20 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: flaglady47

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.


33 posted on 10/12/2010 3:57:09 AM PDT by tongue-tied ("Never use more than four words to say 'I don't know'")
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To: FromLori
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.

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.

34 posted on 10/12/2010 4:01:02 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: FromLori

where is “Faulkner County” and why is this important to anyone?


35 posted on 10/12/2010 4:09:06 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: MediaMole
The Fayetteville Shale gas drilling is centered around Conway/Faulkner County.

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

36 posted on 10/12/2010 5:48:31 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: FromLori
I you can't include info on which State (or preferably, county or Lat/Long/UTM), please try to indicate which continent applies...

In seismology, coordinates have value.

37 posted on 10/12/2010 6:11:24 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

Or you could read the article if your interested and find out or skip it if your not


38 posted on 10/12/2010 7:27:47 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Publius6961

Thanks...


39 posted on 10/12/2010 7:33:31 AM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is a disease....)
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To: TXnMA; FromLori

Here is a list of all the earthquakes recently.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/quakes_all.php

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


40 posted on 10/12/2010 11:44:39 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s cool thanks!


41 posted on 10/12/2010 11:49:06 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

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.


42 posted on 10/12/2010 12:47:47 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Obama: I hate Presidenting. Everyone treats me like a dog. Doctor: Sorry to hear it, now roll over.)
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To: pulaskibush; TheBattman; DCBryan1
Arkansas shaky ping.
43 posted on 10/12/2010 12:52:30 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Obama: I hate Presidenting. Everyone treats me like a dog. Doctor: Sorry to hear it, now roll over.)
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To: Blogger; SumProVita; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...
Thanks FromLori.
 
Catastrophism
 
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44 posted on 10/12/2010 7:05:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

thx thx


45 posted on 10/12/2010 7:14:37 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: FromLori; John Robinson
I finally did find clues as to the state -- 'way down at the bottom of the very slow-loading local website:

"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...

46 posted on 10/12/2010 8:04:39 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: muawiyah

But they got rid of their two biggest ones — named “Clinton”... ‘-)


47 posted on 10/12/2010 8:07:13 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: tdscpa
The point is - in journalism - the “Who, what, where, and when” are supposed to be in the first paragraph - one is not supposed to have to read the whole article to finally find out the 4-W’s.

I guess there aren't many real writers left - nor, it appears, readers who know what good writing is.

48 posted on 10/12/2010 8:08:38 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: FromLori

Global warming did this. We should have paid Algore his cap and trade money!


49 posted on 10/12/2010 8:57:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: maine-iac7

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.


50 posted on 10/13/2010 2:36:52 AM PDT by tdscpa
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