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. Fred Ramirez

    This is getting scary maybe the World is coming to an end

    February 28, 2011 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
    • jergn

      Don't be scared, it is normal. There have been dozens of earthquakes already today and 6 of them have been 5.0 or greater. Last year there were over 21,000 earthquakes and 2056 were over 5.0. It's just becoming more popular in the news.

      February 28, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. co dude

    I love how humans treat each other. I don't know how most people sleep at night.

    February 28, 2011 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Destiny

    The end of the world IS coming. Oh yes. Sometime between now and a few billion years, it WILL end. Mark my words. It will end.

    February 28, 2011 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. mr. b

    the plates are moving, the one that is most scary s yellowstone

    February 28, 2011 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
    • kay

      Yellowstone is a "hot spot", not a fault line, basically think Volcano, which do cause Earthquakes, but it's not directly on a fault.

      February 28, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ladyfirefighter101

    The earth is giving us warnings...there is problems and disasters every single day...

    February 28, 2011 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Godlovesus

    As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

    4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
    Don't be fooled by random reasons why this is all happening. This has been in the bible for thousands of years, please repent and accept Christ before its too late! =)

    February 28, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Char


      February 28, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Loreeeeeeee

      Jesus never claimed to be what he is revered for today. Even the people of his time argued about what his message was, and if he was divine. Man settled the question, and you have the bible as it is today. (Or at least several versions and interpretations of the bible).

      February 28, 2011 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
    • mrsmoothalways

      But all those tranlations regarding the sctiptures he's quoting here say the same thing.

      February 28, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Duke13

      Matthew 24:6 is very important especially where Jesus says; "but the end is not yet" (KJV). The past few years is the first time in the history of man that it was possible for Biblical prophecy to be fulfilled.

      I sincerely believe that all the things that are happening today are as described in Matthew 24:8, i.e. "All these are the beginning of sorrows." (KJV)

      The signs of the end of the times draws closer each day.

      February 28, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Buzz

      Yeah, the bible. Now THERE,S a fact-filled book..........NOT.

      February 28, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  7. kelly

    Maybe its not the earth giving us warnings, maybe its God. People need to wake up and take a look around. People are treating each other like crap. You can't have all the killings and not expect Him to be angry. People are taking religion out of everything. You can't expect Him to be happy about that either. I don't know when the end of the world is supposed to be but with all the big natural disasters that have happened in recent years, I believe it can't be too far off.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinking7

      Kelly, you are spot on.

      If you check out geo-changereport.org you will see the earthquake, volcanic activity, and tsunami trend charts. Well recognized universities and research facilities from all over the world are part of this group. From the way it has been going, we're in for some big stuff. After you take a look at that, do a search for Divine Mercy Message and read about it. Then, research the three days of darkness. The signs are here. Those who choose to look at these sites with an open mind will be better prepared.

      February 28, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. gabenukem

    seriously im more worried about solar flares. i dont think i could go very long without my fb and reading these entertaining post!

    February 28, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ash77

    2012. It is real.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Loreeeeeeee

      Sure, and it was real in Jesus' time too. You DO know that they expected the end of the world in their lifetime, right?

      February 28, 2011 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Koji

    Oh no! 4.7? Those widows must have been rattling... You know Cali gets those every few days of that size... 4.7 is about 1/100th the size of the Haiti quake... and the haiti quake was only that destructive because haiti engineers didn't build their houses to be able to stand earthquakes. In the US our construction standards are much higher.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Monnie

      I live in Arkansas and felt nothing.

      February 28, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rebecca

    It's plate tectonics, people. Get over it.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Heather H.

      Thank you! People don't need to overanalyze every little detail about how the world is working and assume that it's the end of the world or such! It's simple plate tectonics, and the world is doing what it usually does.

      February 28, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      My Snooki got off pretty hard last night so i thought it was just her shaking

      February 28, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. bellah

    You know, the bible says that no man can predict the end of the world and to do so would prove god wrong, so if you wake up every day and tell at least one person that the world will end today, it wont happen.

    anyway, the fault in kentucky is going to be the one to watch!! on the KY and MO line.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
    • MJ

      Good one!

      February 28, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. Lost

    There's nowhere to run; calamities everywhere!

    February 28, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. Purple

    We felt it in Bentonville

    February 28, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  15. Deathtrap

    Remember "Death Will Come Upon Us All", Deathtrap

    February 28, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
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