Itty bitty earthquake hits Arkansas
Keep it in perspective, the 4.1 magnitude that hit Arkansas this morning is small and earthquakes in this part of the country are infrequent. There was one in Texas and Oklahoma recently and Arkansas is a part of the same general real estate.
There may be local damage, and yes people can die from falling off a ladder that is shaken by a quake, but all in all, this is just a normal Earth movement. Just to the north, however, is the New Madrid fault. When that puppy rolls it could be enormous, and it will someday.
2010 10 15 10:20:28 UTC
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
15 km (10 miles) NE of Searcy, Arkansas
75 km (45 miles) SE of Mountain View, Arkansas
95 km (55 miles) NE of LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas
140 km (90 miles) W of Memphis, Tennessee
Error estimate: horizontal +/- 0.4 km; depth fixed by location program
Nst=14, Nph=14, Dmin=10 km, Rmss=0.08 sec, Gp=108 degrees
Cooperative New Madrid Seismic Network