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4.3 quake shakes tiny, tremor-plagued Arkansas town (700 temblors in the area)
cnn.com ^ | 2/18/2011 | Ben Smith

Posted on 02/18/2011 6:04:51 PM PST by dragnet2

When Mark Barrett moved to Guy, Arkansas, he had no idea the tiny town of less than 300 was nearly as rocking as the Southern California community he'd left behind.

Six years and hundreds of seismic events later, Barrett says he's feeling it more and more.

Since September, seismologists have recorded 700 temblors in the area. The largest in the current swarm, a 4.3-magnitude quake, shook the town at 2:13 a.m. Friday.

The tremors appear to be rumbling through town with greater frequency.

The Arkansas Geological Survey has recorded 50 quakes in and around Guy since Sunday. That includes Friday morning's 4.3 window-rattler and three other lesser quakes that occurred within 20 minutes of each other around 11 a.m.

He also felt the half dozen lesser tremors that shook his house when he got home from work that night.

"They say that it's an area that, very probably, if it was going to have a big one, it would be one of these days soon."

That doesn't placate some residents, the police chief acknowledged.

"I've actually had people come out and say, 'I'm moving out of here. I'm afraid,'" he said.

Guy, which is 50 miles from Little Rock, is part of the New Madrid seismic area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS Earthquake Information Bulletin, a December 16, 1811, earthquake shook the Mississippi River Valley so severely that it woke sleepers as far away as Norfolk, Virginia.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 1811; 181112; 18111216; arkansas; catastrophism; earthquake; guy; newmadrid; quake; seismology; swarm; tremors
Since September, seismologists have recorded 700 temblors in the area. The largest in the current swarm, a 4.3-magnitude quake, shook the town at 2:13 a.m. Friday.

Didn't Arkansas just have a 3.6 yesterday?

1 posted on 02/18/2011 6:04:59 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

“Whole lotta’ shakin’ goin’ on.”


2 posted on 02/18/2011 6:07:05 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: dragnet2

I think so ... or 3.8 ... I remember reading the story yesterday but don’t remember the measurement.


3 posted on 02/18/2011 6:07:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: All
When Mark Barrett moved to Guy, Arkansas, he had no idea the tiny town of less than 300 was nearly as rocking as the Southern California community he'd left behind.

Don't feel bad Mark...We have friends that moved from CA to North Carolina who had no idea the place was crawling with illegal aliens....

...lol

4 posted on 02/18/2011 6:08:06 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: F15Eagle
or 3.8 ... I remember reading the story yesterday but don’t remember the measurement.

Increasing in severity might not be a good thing...

5 posted on 02/18/2011 6:21:14 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

This will be the faux science to replace the global warming fraud.

All earthquakes are caused by fossil fuel extractions.


6 posted on 02/18/2011 6:45:43 PM PST by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
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To: dragnet2
Graboids
7 posted on 02/18/2011 6:47:43 PM PST by poindexters brother
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To: dragnet2

>”I’ve actually had people come out and say, ‘I’m moving out of here. I’m afraid,’” he said.<

Somehow, earthquakes don’t frighten me nearly as much as tornadoes do.


8 posted on 02/18/2011 6:50:19 PM PST by Califreak (Soros is the root of all evil)
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To: Califreak
Somehow, earthquakes don’t frighten me nearly as much as tornadoes do.

Ditto. I'm a native born Californian. I've felt many an earthquake. The '71 sylmar quake was the most violent I ever felt due to my location to the epicenter. But I would never trade places with someone in tornardo alley. I admit that it could have something to do with watching "The Wizard of Oz" at a young age. That tornado scared me to death.

9 posted on 02/18/2011 7:05:39 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: F15Eagle

There is a map, but scroll down to see the list of all the quakes in Arkansas.

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/recenteqs/Maps/92-35.html


10 posted on 02/18/2011 7:23:11 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...

Thanks dragnet2.
 
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11 posted on 02/18/2011 7:23:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv


12 posted on 02/18/2011 7:26:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: dragnet2; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Guy Faults?


13 posted on 02/18/2011 7:28:12 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Remember, remember, the fits of the temblor.)
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To: F15Eagle
I think so ... or 3.8 ...

The big problem is that on the New Madrid fault an earthquake which would transpose those numbers is a possibility. The quakes of the early 1800s were estimated at about 8 and if they happened today they would cause almost as much damage as Obama has.

14 posted on 02/18/2011 7:43:47 PM PST by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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To: dragnet2

It’s a full Moon!


15 posted on 02/18/2011 7:54:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: poindexters brother

I bet it’s the giant worms from the movie, “Dune.”


16 posted on 02/18/2011 7:56:02 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

“Guy Faults”

That’s very good. Maybe the town should start a Guy “Faults” day.

I’m not a Brit but I worked overseas with a lot of them.


17 posted on 02/18/2011 8:05:36 PM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: dragnet2

“Since September, seismologists have recorded 700 temblors in the area...”

Personal vibrator sales have plummeted since September according to local merchants.


18 posted on 02/18/2011 8:24:35 PM PST by miele man
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To: dragnet2; Red_Devil 232

I have a FRiend who moved from Eureka Ca to Arkansas to escape the cool wet weather and the frequent earthquakes we have here. He sent me photos of him shoveling snow over his head last week and now this? I just sent him the link... snicker


19 posted on 02/18/2011 8:59:32 PM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: dragnet2; SunkenCiv; All

Yes it did have a 3.6 yesterday. If you look up you will see we have a full moon. We are more likely to have earthquakes at the full and the new moon. The moon looks larger than usual. Is this atmospheric conditions, or is it actually closer in its eliptical orbit? Does anyone here know the answer? I would not be surprised if we have other larger than usual earthquakes elsewhere in the next several days.


20 posted on 02/18/2011 10:13:36 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: maine yankee

Has Michelle Obama been there lately?


21 posted on 02/18/2011 10:18:00 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: DejaJude

WOW, you must have lived in Sylmar.

I was in that earthquake as well.
I remember being out of running water for a week.
And no hot water for a week and a half.

But I’m with you, no tornadoes for me, either.
In fact, I remember people talking about other areas of the country at that time, they all had some form of “hazard” to live with.


22 posted on 02/18/2011 11:25:27 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: CommerceComet

Scientists estimate that the probability of a magnitude 6.0 or larger earthquake occurring in this seismic zone within any 50 year period is 25% to 40%. Such an earthquake could hit the Mississippi Valley at any time.

http://www.cusec.org/earthquake-information/new-madrid-seismic-zone.html


23 posted on 02/19/2011 2:02:48 AM PST by Netizen
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To: TruthConquers
But I’m with you, no tornadoes for me, either.

Unlike Hurricanes and twisters, with an earthquake at least your home and belonging are not blown into the next county...

24 posted on 02/19/2011 8:53:32 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Netizen

Well, that’s not very encouraging...


25 posted on 02/19/2011 8:54:26 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Yeah I know. I’m only posting this next link for the map. There is a calendar on the right side of this site. Scroll down til you see the calendar and you will see the map. I’ve seen a couple of different maps that show very similar changes. What with the activity at New Madrid it makes you wonder.

http://www.stevedrinkard.com/archives/246


26 posted on 02/19/2011 10:19:49 AM PST by Netizen
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To: TruthConquers
WOW, you must have lived in Sylmar.

No, I was in Alhambra, and I'm glad I wasn't any closer to Sylmar! I woke up to the bed moving across the room. I jumped up and ran for a doorway. It was the first time I ever felt the earth rolling under me, like being on a boat at sea. It's very disconcerting when the ground doesn't seem like a solid.

27 posted on 02/19/2011 6:17:48 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: dragnet2

Came upon this.

http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=522312


28 posted on 02/19/2011 6:33:38 PM PST by Netizen
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To: DejaJude

Well, I remember as well how the earth rolled and jerked and the sound like a roar before it hit.

I was in Sylmar. I will never forget it.

And the shock of how that ground moved, something I had spent all my life thinking was sound, forever changed that day. Yes, indeed it did.


29 posted on 02/19/2011 6:38:57 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: TruthConquers
I was in Sylmar. I will never forget it.

I'm glad I wasn't that close, but even so, I have also never forgotten it. I remember transformers blowing all over the place which only made it spookier. And even though we were pretty sure it was an earthquake, we had no confirmation for hours. We didn't have a battery operated radio at that time and no TV and cell phones were not even an option then and Al Gore hadn't invented the Internet yet ;-). We couldn't contact family to see if they were OK. For all we knew, we could have been nuked.

30 posted on 02/19/2011 7:12:18 PM PST by DejaJude
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To: DejaJude

We had a small transistor radio. LOL, they had NO IDEA what had just happened. No news, no information, just, Hey we just had a little rumble, no big deal. I think it was after that earthquake that the gov put in the system to tell people in the news rooms, how big and where an earthquake was, when it happens.

Where I was, people thought we were being bombed. I knew it was an earthquake because I had recently been reading about the San Francisco earthquake in the early 1900’s.

My mom had been going to CSUN at the time. Only half the class showed up, and some had tests that day. Nobody knew how bad it had been.

So long ago now, eh?


31 posted on 02/19/2011 7:27:43 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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