February 28th, 2011
09:20 AM ET

4.7-magnitude earthquake hits central Arkansas

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck central Arkansas just after 11 p.m. Sunday (12 a.m. ET Monday), the United States Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake's epicenter was 37 miles from Little Rock, Arkansas, USGS said.

CNN affiliate KARK received calls from a number of viewers who reported feeling the impact of the quake and seeing items on their walls shake.

More than 700 quakes have hit central Arkansas since September.

Why is Arkansas having so many quakes? Scott M. Ausbrooks of the Arkansas Geological Survey tells KARK's Gary Dee the latest quakes are on a previously unknown fault.

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  1. linda

    All of this devistating news going on around the world and you are still nit picking stupid stuff at each other.When are you going to grow up haters of life itself! You better wake up and realize that THE END OF THE BIBLE IS HITTING EVERYWHERE. PRAY DON'T FIGHT. LOVE EACH OTHER AND TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.Stop being Children.This is reality folks! Try getting real! When ask the question to anyone of you; If you had one wish, what would it be; everyone says World Peace!!!.....Oh really.....WHERE DOES IT START? WITH YOU!!

    March 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alice

      AMEN linda. thank you, that was very well put

      April 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fierybuddha

    natural gas fracking is causing this, bet ya 2 bucks.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. George

    If God started earthquakes then it is a God comprised of good and bad. Simple. Personally, i cannot believe that any superior being would create an earthquake or starvation or anyhting remotely bad. If it did do so then it would be a being with bad intentions. If you think that the end of the world is near then you are connecting your thoughts to a being that has bad intentions. Probably such a being does not exist. There is the so called commandment "Thou shalt not kill." BUT the so called heavenly GOD does it all the time if you beileve in IT. This is why most intelligent Americans have stopped believing such crud as the bible.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
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