3.8 earthquake strikes central Arkansas
February 17th, 2011
06:53 AM ET

3.8 earthquake strikes central Arkansas

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck central Arkansas on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The agency put the quake's depth at four miles and said it was centered about four miles from the town of Greenbrier.

It was the third quake above magnitude 3.2 in the area in the past 24 hours.

Last October, a 4.0 quake stuck the same area as Thursday's temblor.

At that time, officials said they were investigating what could be behind a series of 500 quakes in under a month.

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  1. Lone Tooth

    They are lucky this quake was centered in central Ark..If it were to happen near the Arkansas coastline the tsunami could be deadly.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. flynflower

    Arkansas coastline? lolololololololololol what planet are you from?

    February 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sarcasm 101


    February 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. wxAG

    2.9 was 2 1/2 hrs ago and a 4.0 45min ago....and you people are all jokes until something major actually happens..JFK? 9/11? OKCB? No they don't correlate with "earthquakes" but it is something out of the norm that people are not just "ignoring" ....snide remarks welcome .......NEEXXT

    February 18, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    well! Downtown hotsprings, arkansas is sitting on top a under ground volcano if there a strong earthquake .there goes hotsprings, well rehab on reserve st.it be first to blow.

    February 20, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Amanda Sparks

    Pretty scary!! Next it will West Tennesse...The National Weather in Memphis needs to inform preparedness about earthquakes especially for individuals with little or no information on them.. I currently live ion a small town where people know very little about earthquakes and what to do.. I grew up in California. I was even in the massive earthquake in the 90s in Los Angeles..The people surrounding the New Madris Fault Line need to be given viable information just like California does because if not thousands of people are going to die or be injured... STILL THIS EARTHQUAKE IN ARKANSAS IS A LITTLE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, AND I THINK THE GOVERNEMT OF COURSE KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT IT BUT REFUSES TO ONLY TELL US WHAT THEY WANT US TO HEAR!!!

    February 23, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Matray

    To be honest, he did rieceve a pretty battered economy and 2 illegal wars to drag the US out of. You can only measure him based on how much he has progressed.Charlie

    April 24, 2012 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
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