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. UndercoverGod

    Actually the end might be near. Clearly I'm upset with Sam Walton and his Arkansas based business. I'm also upset with the fraud of a savior you call Jesus Christ. Notice these quakes hitting Christchurch and Arkansas? The only way into heaven is to be a good person and tell the false prophets to bug someone else. You'll see.....

    February 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. UndercoverGod

    Hey Ed! HAARP excites particles in the atmosphere. It introduces a fraction of energy when compared with how much radiation the sun blasts at it. Go take your prozac buddy. How far along in chemistry have you gotten in school? You know nothing. The northern lights are the same phenomenon only stronger because haarp is too weak to create the brilliant light show. WOW! Lol cuckoo cuckoo.

    February 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • trapper

      haarp simply tweaks all that energy. look at the patents let in the 80s to Bernard Eastlund.

      i am not going to say what i know on a cnn srm(state run media) site. but youre wrong about haarps efficacy. a tiny rudder steers the biggest ship.

      February 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      Au contraire, UndercoverGod.

      The HAARP operates to introduce ELF energy INTO and through the earth. The introduction of much lower power levels than the HAARP is capable of producing have produced earth tremors.

      You should do your homework before criticizing. Did you read the original draft text of House Bill 2977?

      Google: HAARP Tesla earthquake. Do this on YouTube also.

      Get educated before you make statements that show your ignorance.

      February 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goucho

      A hydrogen bomb also produces a mere fraction of the energy with which the sun bombards the atmosphere. That doesn't make a nuclear weapon a negligible harmless phenomenon.

      March 1, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. fritz

    I was lying in bed watching the tube when my bed started shaking. Not severe but definitely noticable. I live near Shirley, Arkansas in the lower Boston mountains. I've felt tremors here before but this went on for around 10 seconds or so. I said, "yikes! That's a serious rumble!". Then I saw the news today about the quake near Guy. Guy is about 20 miles south.

    February 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Patrick

    Only a 4.7, hmm...we laugh at those "small" ones here in California. Of course Arkansas is not used to getting earthquakes, so I can see how it's a big deal for them. Just like we don't get tornado's, snow and that kind of stuff.

    February 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Trish

    I think the funniest thing was that AR had both an earthquake and severe storms in the same night. This following a couple of feet of snow (in NW AR) and ice in other places less than 3 weeks ago. Things are certainly not boring there.

    February 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scott

    Poor Billy Bob had to stop watching Glenn Beck long enough to pick up his meth still from the floor of the trailer.

    February 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harley

      yea said he got it from some punk named Scott....

      February 28, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    hopefully no one was killed... down in arkansas they cant hardly identify anyone cause nobody down there has any teeth and the dna is all the same...

    February 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nurse01

      RUFFNUTT sounds like a redneck name to me? How many teeth do u have? Are u speaking from experience?

      February 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      i have all my teeth... as most people in kansas and missouri do... once you go to arkansas or illinois.. the teeth start thinning out..

      February 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harley

      keep it up and you won't have any teeth punk.

      February 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      ah go on home and watch you collecters edition of "deliverance" the extended arkansas version..

      February 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arkansan and proud

      What is it the kids say,"It takes one to know one?" I guess you must be some ignorant, inbred jerk to recognize it in others. News flash genius, egnorance is NOT restricted to one geopgraphic locale. FYI, I'm Arkansas born and raised and happen to have a Masters degree AND all of my teeth!

      March 1, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Arkansan and proud

      Oh, and I'm also not above admitting to the typos in my previous response. I guess that happens when I get a little upset about generalizations made about where I come from.

      March 1, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. EINSTEIN

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS SHOULD BE WHETHER OR NOT THE RAIN WILL HURT THE RHUBARB.

    February 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Skull N Bones

    @trapper: lol they have guided tours through the HAARP facility. HAARP also allows many public universities access to their facility. You can't even spell correctly. LOL ohh right 😉 we're on CNN. Shhhh.... They might be watching. Lol @ed: You're a moron. The atmosphere is up not down. I know a good shrink if you need one. You both clearly need help, or maybe a friend?

    February 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Skull N Bones

    Ruffnutt: lol

    February 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joe

    The U.S. will be utterly destroyed for its endless crimes against humanity, social engineering, pharmaceutical poisons, "Death-care, support for death and destruction, etc. etc. etc.......................

    WATCH : TERRORSTORM......................DECONSTRUCTING THE MYTH OF AIDS..........................

    Just don't go following AJ, like some stupid American sheeple..............

    Get right with the man upstairs. Finding a vile and stinky American will be like finding gold when the wrath of the most high appears, suddenly.................

    You tube: phantomslayer77's channel

    February 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      you know whats funny... everyone hates the usa till something bad happens..

      then when something happens we always come to the rescue..

      btw.. if not for us everyone would be german right now..

      February 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RUFFNUTT

    luckly the only building damaged in the earthquake was the tooth-brush factory.. which was abandoned...

    February 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chicken Little

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

    February 28, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. MayanShaman

    Yes ignore the fact that we couldn't predict the abrupt ending of our culture and listen when we say yours will end! 😀 har har snort har! Better start sacrificing stuff.

    February 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      wrong... it's time to stock up on 12 guage shells and cans of soup..

      i have 30 cases of shells and over 180 cans of soup..i'm ready for whatever.. i also have 50 gallons of gas in the lawnmower shed..

      February 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rude

    The CNN crowd sure has a lot of haters. Everything on television is true right? Toothbrushes, honestly. The left as usual pretending to be full of love when they don't even approach civility.

    February 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Humanist

      As the left would say, "Amen!"

      February 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
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