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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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.
The New Madrid fault line is very active! So far two more quakes today, the 13th.
Thank you for the ping wow it sure makes you wonder if it is waking up now.
Guy Texas? What is so hard about putting the state?
Maybe it’s just me, but 48 seems like a lot.
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48 Seems like a lot to me, too.
The great New Madrid quakes of 1811-12 did not kill many people because the area was sparsely populated. Now, however, similar sized earthquakes could be worse than Katrina. There were at least 3 quakes above 8 on the Richter scale, and many sevens. there was a quake in Venezuela in early 1812 that killed 20,000 people.
I certainly hope nothing like that happens, but would not be surprised if it did. I think we are due for one more major cataclysm—volcano, EQ, or tsunami, in the next several years before the earth settles down for a few decades.
See my comment 58. In addition after doing research for a book on volcanos over the past 200 years, I believe I have noted an approximately 100 year cycle, where in there is more earthshaking activity over a period of 30 years, then a more quiescent phase for decades, then another flurry and then less activity until the next 30 year phase starts. The phase that included New Madrid started with Iceland’s Laki Fissure event in 1783 and ended with Tambora in 1815. The next phase started with Krakatoa in 1883 and ended with Katmai in 1912. Pinatubo in 1991 was the largest of several starting the previous decade, so I expect a big one somewhere fairly soon.
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